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Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology
Professor of Biomedical Anthropology and Biological Sciences
State University of New York at Binghamton
Garruto is prof. of biomedical anthropology and neurosciences and Dir. of the Biospecimen Archive Facility, State Univ. of New York, Binghamton. He received his PhD from Penn State Univ. and joined the Natl. Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1973 as a research scientist. He has done fieldwork in Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, and Latin America. His honours include: Commendation Guam Legislature, 1987; Alumni Fellow, Penn State Univ., 1987; NIH Directors Award, 1993; Gorjanovic-Krambergeri Medal, Croatian Anthropological Society, 2000; Burroughs-Welcome Foundation Visiting Professorship, Basic Medical Sciences, 2001; Franz Boas Distinguished Achievement Award, Human Biology Assoc., 2005; National Honor Plaque of Panama, National Secretariat for Science,Technology and Innovation, 2011. He is a member of the US Natl. Acad. of Sciences and a fellow of AAAS.
Neurobiology; biomedical anthropology; epidemiology; aging; infectious and chronic diseases; genetics; gene-environment interaction; food chain disorders; chronic radiation; molecular mechanisms; proteins; neuronal degeneration.
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Section:04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences