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UTHSC Faculty Member Receives International Appointment
Tennessee (September 28, 2004) – Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, professor in the
Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,
has been elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Having been educated in
Established in 1848, the academy has been the top forum of Hungarian intellectuals, which fulfills an important advisory role in shaping science and cultural policy. Academy membership is limited to 200 members, each elected by secret ballot, based on the nomination of at least two members.
One of Dr. Tigyi’s nominators, Tibor Farkas, a world-renowned lipid biochemist, praised Dr. Tigyi’s groundbreaking discoveries concerning phospholipid growth factors, a group of natural substances he discovered in blood serum that is now being developed for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases such as organ rejection, autoimmunity and cancer metastasis.
Tigyi was also honored for his service on committees that promote scientific
exchange and collaboration between the
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