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Biochemist

Ara Giragos Hovanessian, French Biochemist. Recipient European award for interferon research, Hanovre, 1990, Milstein award Interferon Society, San Francisco, 1990; decorated Knight, French Government, 1994. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Society for Interferon Research (board directors 1991-1996), American Society Virology.

Background

Hovanessian, Ara Giragos was born on May 21, 1948 in Aleppo, Syria. Son of Arakel and Dirouhi (Kojakian) Hovanessian.

Education

Bachelor of Science, American University of Beirut, 1972. Master of Science, American University of Beirut, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, King's College, London, 1978.

Career

Researcher, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, England, 1975-1978; researcher, European Molecular Biology Organization/Institute Pasteur, Paris, 1978-1980; researcher, National Center for Scientific Research/Institute Pasteur, Paris, 1981-1985; director research, National Center for Scientific Research/Institute Pasteur, Paris, since 1985; head of unit, National Center for Scientific Research/Institute Pasteur, Paris, since 1990. Consultant National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, 1986-1991, ANRS, Paris, 1993, Journal of Interferon Research, since 1991, Apoptosis, England, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for Human Immunodeficiency Virus cancer drugs.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Inventor in field.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Society for Interferon Research (board directors 1991-1996, 98—), American Society Virology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, piano, swimming, sightseeing.

Connections

father:
Arakel Hovanessian

mother:
Dirouhi (Kojakian) Hovanessian