Title: Senior Research Scientist; Assistant Director
Company: New York State Department of Health
Location: Albany, New York, United States
Gerald Mizejewski, senior research scientist and assistant director of the New York State Department of Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in research.
Dr. Mizejewski is an award-winning scientific professional who has committed his career to conducting cancer research to benefit mankind. In total, he has amassed 52 years of experience in his field. Since 1999, he has been an assistant director for the fetal defects marker laboratory for the New York State Department of Health. In this role, he has contributed to the progression of his field. He has published more than 150 papers and two books on cancer, fetal defects and alpha fetal proteins. In addition, he holds two anti-cancer drug patents. The first is called The Growth in Inhibitory Peptides and the second is on Methods of Using Growth in Inhibitory Peptides. Dr. Mizejewski is considered an expert in birth defects and the cancer protein, alpha-fetoprotein. What separates him from other researchers in his field is his creativity in science and biochemistry. By utilizing the creative side of his brain, Dr. Mizejewski has been able to develop new perspectives in the scientific field. To further his work, he was the recipient of a grant from the National Cancer Institute, a fellowship grant to study marine embryology for six weeks in Bermuda and he was named a research fellow by the National Science Foundation. Other impactful roles that Dr. Mizejewski has held in his career include assistant director for the Hypothyroid Newborn Screening Laboratory at the New York State Department of Health, associate professor for the school of Public Health at the University at Albany, and research scientist for the New York State Department of Health.
To prepare for a career in the medical field, Dr. Mizejewski first pursued and completed his education. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Duquesne University in 1961 followed by a Master of Science in zoology from the University of Maryland in 1965. He remained at the University of Maryland thereafter to earn a PhD in zoology three years later. To continue in his professional development, Dr. Mizejewski took postdoctoral coursework at the University of Michigan until 1970. To remain at the top of his field, Dr. Mizejewski holds memberships with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Zoologists, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine, the American Society of Microbiology, the Reticuloendothelial Society, the Society Study on Reproduction, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the American Federation for Clinical Research (AFCR), and the New York Academy of Sciences. In the years to come, Dr. Mizejewski intends to continue in his work as a researcher to contribute as much as he can to improve cancer treatments as they are today.
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