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Victor Assad Najjar

Born  1914-04-15

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Lebanese-born American paediatrician and microbiologist, born April 15, 1914, Beirut, Lebanon.

Biography of Victor Assad Najjar

Victor Assad Najjar studied medicine at the American University in Beirut, graduating in 1935. Three years later he came to the USA and trained in paediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, where he held a faculty appointment as paediatrician from 1949 to 1957. For the next ten years he was professor and chairman of the department of microbiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. In 1968 he became professor of molecular biology at the Massachusetts Division of the American Cancer Society, and chief of the division of protein chemistry at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. He was American Cancer Society Research Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, 1978–1984.


  • Victor A. Najjar and Mati Fridkin, editors:
    Antineoplastic, Immunogenic, and Other Effects of the Tetrapeptide Tuftsin : A Natural Macrophage Activator.
    New York, N.Y. : New York Academy of Sciences, 1983.
  • Victor A. Najjar, editor:
    Immunity and virus infection; symposium held at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, May 1-2, 1958 (and) sponsored by National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, inc.
    New York, Wiley, 1959.
  • Victor A. Najjar
    Enzyme Induction and Modulation (Developments in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 3).
    Hardcover - June 1983.

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