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Jan-Åke Gustafsson

Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Swedish molecular endocrinologist, medical nutritionist. Achievements include patents for osteoporosis treatment with estrogen receptor beta antagonist; patents for molecular cloning, cDNA sequences, and therapeutic uses of mammalian estrogen receptor beta; patents for OR-1 orphan receptors belonging to the nuclear receptor family.

Background

  • Gustafsson, Jan-Åke was born on August 4, 1943 in Stockholm. Son of Oscar Åke and Anna Ingegerd (Skog) Gustafsson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1968. Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1971.

    Career

    • Associate professor in chemistry Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1971-1978, professor, chairman department medical nutrition, since 1978, director center biotechnology, since 1985, member Nobel Assembly. Chief science councillor Karobio Inc., Stockholm, since 1987. Adjunct professor department cell biology Baylor College Medicine, Houston, since 1987.

      Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents for osteoporosis treatment with estrogen receptor beta antagonist. Patents for molecular cloning, cDNA sequences, and therapeutic uses of mammalian estrogen receptor beta. Patents for OR-1 orphan receptors belonging to the nuclear receptor family.

    Membership

    Member Japanese Bio-chemical Society (honorary), American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Swedish Academy of Sciences, Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary), United States National Academy of Sciences (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Ulla Nilsson, May 23, 1967 (divorced 1987). 1 child, Jan Carl-Otto Åke.
    • father: Oscar Gustafsson
    • spouse: Ulla Nilsson
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    Born August 4, 1943
    (age 74)
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    • 1964
      Karolinska Institute
    • 1968
      Karolinska Institute
    • 1971
      Karolinska Institute
    • 1971 - 1978
      Associate, professor in chemistry Karolinska Institute
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden