MILFORD, Mass., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed the metabolomics program at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) into its Centers of Innovation Program and recognized Albert J. Fornace Jr., MD, and Amrita Cheema, PhD, the directors of this pioneering program at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of GUMC, in Washington, DC.
In a ceremony at Georgetown Lombardi, Waters recognized Prof. Fornace, Professor of Oncology at Georgetown Lombardi and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology at GUMC, for his research on stress signaling in molecular oncology and various other diseases.
Waters' Centers of Innovation Program supports the efforts of scientists facilitating breakthroughs in health and life science research, food safety, environmental protection, sports medicine and many other areas.
"Professor Fornace and his laboratory have made important and highly-cited contributions to the understanding of key signaling events in cancer and the cellular responses to carcinogens and other damaging agents. His research in disease metabonomes and biomarker research is state of the art," said Tim Riley, PhD, V.P. of Strategic Innovation, Waters Division and Program Director of Waters Centers of Innovation program. "We are very pleased to be associated with Dr. Fornace's laboratory and an elite academic medical center such as Georgetown University Medical Center."
Professor Fornace, who is also GUMC's first Molecular Cancer Research Chair, has authored or co-authored more than 280 scientific papers, holds eight patents for technologies to develop therapeutic targets and models for cancer prevention and treatment, and is r
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