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Grady F. Saunders

Grady F. Saunders, American biochemistry and biology educator, researcher. Achievements include two United States patents: probe for detection of specific human leukemia, 1989, defensins, 1991. Recipient of many grants for cancer research, 1986-2005.

Background

  • Saunders, Grady F. was born on July 11, 1938 in Bakersfield, California, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, 1960. Master of Science, Oregon State University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1965.

    Career

    • United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow Institute de Biology, Physics-Chemistry, Paris, 1965-1966. Assistant professor biochemistry department development therapeutics University Texas Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1966-1972, associate professor biochemistry, 1972-1977, department biochemistry University Texas Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1977-1978, professor, 1978—1999, Ashbel Smith professor biochemistry and molecular biology, 1986-1990, Anise J. Sorrell professor, 1990—1999. Exchange scientist United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Institute Molecular Biology Academy of Sciences Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Moscow, 1972, '82.

      Acting head department biochemistry University Texas Medical Department Anderscon Cancer Center, Houston, 1982-1983. Visiting professor pediatrics University Texas Medical School at Houston, 1990-1999. Member numerous national and local medical committees.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include two United States patents: probe for detection of specific human leukemia, 1989, defensins, 1991.

    Works

    • Editor Anticancer Research, 1990-2005. Contributor over 170 articles to professional journals, chapters to 17 books. Editor: Cell Differentiation and Neoplasia, 1978, Perspectives on Genes and the Molecular Biology of Cancer, 1983, Yearbook of Cancer 1985, '86, '87, '88.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biological Chemists, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Human Geneticists, Biophysics Society, Human Genome Organization, Phi Sigma, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Priscilla Saunders. 1 child, Nicole.
    • spouse: Priscilla Saunders
    • child: Nicole Saunders
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    Died August 26, 2005
    (aged 67)
    Nationality
    • 1960
      Oregon State University
    • 1962
      Oregon State University
    • 1965
      University Illinois
    • 1965 - 1966
      United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow, ry
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1965 - 1966
      Physics-Chemist, ry
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1966 - 1972
      assistant, professor biochemistry department development therapeutics University Texas Anderson Cancer Center
      Houston, Texas, United States
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