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Luis Fernando Parada, Colombian, American science educator. Peter A. Steck Memorial ward, Society for Neuro-Oncology, 2000. Fellow American Academy Arts & Sciences; member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Medicine, Society for Neuroscience, America Association for Cancer Research, Society for Development Biology.

Background

Parada, Luis Fernando was born on July 18, 1954 in Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia. Came to the United States, 1993. Son of Alfonso and Clara Parada.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Pasteur Institute, Paris, 1985-1987. Group leader National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, 1988-1991, section chief American Basketball League, 1991-1994. Professor, director Center Development Biology University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, since 1994, Dana and Richard C. Strauss distinguished chairman in development biology, since 1994, director Kent Waldrep Center for Basic Research on Nerve Growth, since 1997, Southwestern Bell distinguished chair in basic neuroscience research, since 1998.

Professor America Cancer Society, 2003. Member science advisory board Rett Syndrome Foundation, New York, since 1999, Christopher Reeve paralysis Foundation, New York City, since 1996. Member science advisory council Damon Runyan-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund., New York City, since 1998, National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, New York City, since 1997.

Chairman board science counselors National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1999. Member board science counselors National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, 1995-1999. Researcher in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field.

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Medicine, Society for Neuroscience, America Association for Cancer Research, Society for Development Biology.

Connections

father:
Alfonso Parada

mother:
Clara Parada