Currently alive, at 83 years of age.
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1936 – Born on September 14th in Whiting, Indiana. American pharmacologist, who, along with Robert F. Furchgott and Louis J. Ignarro, was co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
1965 – Murad received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Western Reserve University (later Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland, Ohio.
1975 – Murad taught pharmacology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, at Stanford University, and then at Northwestern University.
1977 – Murad showed that nitroglycerin and several related heart drugs induce the formation of nitric oxide and that the colorless, odorless gas acts to increase the diameter of blood vessels in the body.
1988 – While at Stanford he ventured into the private sector as a vice president of Abbott Laboratories.
1993 – Became president of the Molecular Geriatrics Corporation.
1995 – Murad and Ignarro collaborated on Nitric Oxide: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Therapeutic Implications.
1996 – Murad was also the recipient of the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his discovery.
1997 – He began teaching at the medical school of the University of Texas, Houston.
1998 – Was co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that nitric oxide (NO) acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.