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educator , toxicologist

Sten Gosta Orrenius, Swedish toxicologist, educator. Achievements include research in molecular toxicology and cell biology; research in regulation and mechanisms of cell death, oxidative stress and cellular deference systems and Ca signaling and role in cell toxicity and death.

Background

Orrenius, Sten Gosta was born on February 14, 1937 in Motala, Sweden.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1965. Doctor of Medicine, License, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Stockholm, 1982. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Turin, Italy, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Konstanz, 1997.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Buenos Aires, 2001. Doctor Honoris Causa (honorary), University Rene Descartes Paris V, 2000.

Career

Research associate Wenner-Gren Institute for Experimental Biology, Stockholm, 1965—1967. Research associate department biochemistry University Stockholm, 1967—1971. Professor, chairman department forensic medicine Karolinska Institute, 1971—1984, dean Medical School, 1983—1990, professor toxicology, since 1984.

Sterling Winthrop visiting professor University Kentucky, 1994. Hans Selye visiting professor University California, Irvine, California, 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in molecular toxicology and cell biology. Research in regulation and mechanisms of cell death, oxidative stress and cellular deference systems and Ca signaling and role in cell toxicity and death.

Membership

Member of Royal Spanish Academy Pharmacy, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, Swedish Society for Toxicology, Swedish Bio-chemical Society, Swedish Medical Association, Italian Society Toxicology (honorary), Society Toxicology United States of America (honorary), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (honorary), National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine (associate).