Jan-Åke Gustafsson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biosciences & Nutrition
Date of Birth: Aug. 4, 1943
Ph.D., Dept of Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet, 1968
M.D., Karolinska Institutet, 1971
1964 Bachelor of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
1971 Associate Professor in Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet
1976 Professor of Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet
1978 Professor of Chemistry, University of Gothenburg
1979 Professor of Medical Nutrition and Chairman of the Dept of Medical Nutrition, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet
2006-2008 Professor of Medical Nutrition and Chairman of the Dept of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet
1985 Director of the Center for Biotechnology, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet
1987 Founder of KaroBio AB (a campus-situated biotechnology company sponsored by pension and governmental funds with about 80 employees).
2004-present Coordinator for the EU funded CASCADE Network of Excellence
Has been member of the Faculty Board of the Karolinska Institutet and regularly carries out various assignments for the President's Office of the Karolinska Institutet.
Awards Committee Member, Endocrine Society, USA 2002-06.
Elected Member of Council (Board) of Endocrine Society, USA, 2007
Professional Honors & Recognition
2008 International Member American Philosophical Society
2005 Descartes Research Prize for excellence in scientific collaborative research
2005 2nd Ernst Knobil Memorial Lecture, San Diego, USA
2004 Medal from Biomedicum Helsinki
2004 Bristol-Meyers Squibb/Mead Johnson Award for Nutrition Research
2003 FEBS Lectureship Datta Award
2002 Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques
2002 Foreign Honorary Member of the US National Academy of Sciences
2002 Chairman of the Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institutet
2002 Fred Conrad Koch Award (Endocrine Soceity USA)
2001 The AF Group Prize for the creation of Novum Research Park
2001 Lorenzini Gold Medal, Lorenzini Foundation
2001 Vice chairman of the Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institutet
2000 One of ISI Top 258 Researchers in Biology & Biochemistry
2000 Garvan International Fellow
2000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Lecture
2000 Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2000 European Medal, British Society for Endocrinology
2000 Curt Nicolin's Prize for Achievements for the Development of South Stockholm
1999 Medal of the IngaBritt and Arne Lundberg's Research Foundation
1999 Fogarty Scholar NIH
1998 Adjunct Member of the Nobel Committee of the Karolinska Institutet
1998 The Söderberg Prize in Medicine
1998 Member of the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
1997 Member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences
1994 Gregory Pincus Medal and Award, Worcester Foundation
1992 Keith Harris Lecture, Australian Endocrine Society, Adelaide
1992 The Anders Jahre Prize, Oslo
1992 Medal from Collège de France, Paris
1990 Honorary Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1986 Honorary Member of the Japanese Biochemical Society
1986 Member of the Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institutet
1983 The Fernström Prize of the Karolinska Institutet
1982 The Svedberg Prize in Chemistry, Stockholm
2008 EMD Serono President's Distinguished Lecture: "Estrogen Receptor-Beta and Reproduction". Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, San Diego.
2008 Honorary Professor at the Beijing Normal University
2008 Honorary doctorate in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Milan
2007 Honorary Professor at the University of Chongquin, China
2007 Honorary doctorate in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Milan
2004 Guest Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei
2003 J.G. Moore Visiting Professor, UCLA, USA
2003 Marius Tausk Visiting Professor at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC)
2003 McDowell Lecture in Physiology, King's College, London, U.K.
2002 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Visiting Professor in the Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
2000 Center for Bioenvironmental Research Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans
1995 Sterling Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1991 Consultant to The Rockefeller University Hospital
1987 Adjunct Full Professor at the Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of
Medicine, Houston, Texas
Has participated in the supervision of 98 Ph.D. students to the presentation of their thesis.
Has supervised 129 postdocs/visiting scientists.
Has more than 1,300 peer-reviewed publications. Can be sent upon request.
Has so far been cited 59,941 times. (ISI HiglyCited.com)