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Two brilliant minds, product of our public university

The National Academy of Medicine of the United States will incorporate as members two Argentine professionals graduated from public universities.
Argentines around the world
Dos mentes brillantes, producto de nuestra universidad pública
| 30 October, 2019 |

Argentines like to complain about what we don’t have, but we often find it hard to see the possibilities we have. Our public universities are a national pride and their graduates are recognized worldwide. The National Academy of Medicine of the United States, a consulting body of the United States government and one of the leading health research corporations, announced that it will incorporate two Argentines as members. Let’s introduce them to you.

Silvio Gutkind, University of Buenos Aires

Silvio Gutkind is a PhD inPharmacy and Biochemistry, distinguished professor in the Department of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Medicine and associate director of Basic Sciences of the Center of Cancer Moores (Moores Cancer Center), University of California, San Diego. He completed his studies at the University of Buenos Aires in 1985.

What made Gutkind recognized by the Academy was his findings on the elucidation of the basic mechanisms of transduction of signals that control tumor growth and metastasis. This allowed the development of new precision therapies for the prevention and treatment of cancer based on information on individual genomic alterations of each patient .

Silvio Gutkind

Jorge Galán, National University of La Plata

Jorge Galán obtained his doctorate inveterinary medicine at the National University of La Plata. He also holds a PhD in Microbiology from Cornell University. He completed his post-doctoral studies at the University of Washington in Saint Louis and was part of Suny Stony Brook’s faculty before joining Yale in 1998.

He is currently a professor of Microbiology of Lucille B. Markey, president of the Department of Pathogenesis microbial and professor of cell biology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Yale University.

He is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldine, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and the U.S. UU He also belongs to several Scientific Advisory Councils and is the author of more than 200 publications in the field of bacterial pathogenesis and molecular biology.

Two clear examples of our public universities being proud worldwide.

Jorge Galan
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