Gregg Semenza, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D. is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founding Director of the Vascular Program in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering. He is an elected member of SPR, ASCI, AAP, NAM, and NAS. He is a recipient of the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. His papers have >150,000 citations. Dr. Semenza discovered hypoxia-inducible factors, which direct transcriptional responses to decreased O2 availability and play roles in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders, cancer, and many other diseases.


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