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Professor of Oncology, Mikhail Blagosklonny, also has many other accomplishments attached to his name because of his profound handiwork. From his background knowledge from several universities, his work on different subjects such as the cell cycle and cancer biology, to his renowned work in the matter of rapamycin and aging, his expertise has made him one of the most sought after professionals in his field.To further understand how he has accomplished his many feats and achievements, will go in detail into his start as a student of his many crafts, his other efforts in the field of Oncology and medicine, and his eminent success in the process of aging. With all of that said, let us take a look at the great career of the professor, Mikhail Blagosklonny.
Carrer as a Student
Even the greatest of minds had to start off somewhere, for Blagosklonny, his career as a student happened to come across several places. To get things going, he went to the Medical University of St. Petersburg. Putting in his effort and time, and combined with his natural brilliance, it is no surprise that he was able to earn an MD in Internal Medicine. However, as mentioned before, this would only be the start. Aside from getting his MD at the University of St. Petersburg, he would also go on to get a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and Cardiology from the same University. Moving on from St. Petersburg, he would also have stints in New York Schools.In New York, Blagosklonny shared his knowledge to not one school, but two. In his first stretch, Blagosklonny was made the associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College in 2002. There he would not only assist but, also mentor young professionals in the field of medicine. After he spread his knowledge there, he later went on to do Research work at the Ordway Institute where he worked as a senior scientist. His work as a senior scientist soon led him to do work in the field of Oncology for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. That is where and when his Oncology career took off.
His Work as an Oncologist & the Field of Medicine
Having garnered the success he did as a student and professor, it was very easy for Blagosklonny to not only find important jobs but also to assist in his efforts. As one of his many titles, he also has the privilege of being an editor-in-chief of Oncotarget and Cell Cycle. In addition, he is also the associate editor of cancer biology and therapy. Under the scope of work that these two titles require of him to do, Blagosklonny does everything from research in cellular and molecular biology to clinical investigations, as well as working, first hand, in producing signal transduction, ontogenesis, and other work as such.
His Eminent Success in the Process of Aging
Obviously, Mikhail Blagosklonny is involved in many fields of work. However, perhaps his most significant achievements, have come from his assistance in the process of aging. In a very intricate line of work such as stopping the process of aging, Blagosklonny has been tasked to do many jobs. Of his many jobs, some include Signaling potential role in cancer and aging, working on treatments for life extension, and much more. His dedication to this field also shows. For example, he has even developed a hypothesis regarding TOR, in which he suggested the use of the drug Rapamycin, a widely accepted drug used in the treatment of cancer. Needless to say, without a doubt, Mikhail Blagosklonny will continue to provide great work in whatever field of work he wants to spread his knowledge to.
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Eric Lefkofksy’s Entrepreneurial Endeavors
Eric Lefkofksy divested his investments in various industries ranging from branding to technology. He has a keen eye for investment opportunities and has grown his startups into big businesses with global scope of operations. His early forays into entrepreneurship saw him found InnnerWorkings in 2001 where he served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago, Illinois based provider of promotional and printing services. His fascination with technology saw him found Echo Global Logistics in 2005. The outsourcing firm specializes in technology-based transportation and logistics. He later founded MediaBank; an advertising firm, which merged with Donovan Data Systems in 2012 to form Mediaocean to learn more: http://lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/ click here.
He further divested his investments by trying his hands in the investment and financial markets by cofounding Lightbank in 2010. He also partnered in the founding of Groupon in 2007 where has served as chairman up to 2015 when he took over the reins at Tempus. The cofounder of Uptake is a certified attorney having graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School. He is also an author. Eric Lefkofksy also works at University of Chicago as an adjunct professor.