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Encyclopedia > Samuel Rahbar

Samuel Rahbar (born in 1929 in Hamedan, Iran) is an Iranian scientist who discovered HbA1C, a form of hemoglobin used primarily to identify plasma glucose concentration over time. 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Avicennas tomb in Hamedan Hamadan or Hamedan ( Persian: همدان , Kurdish: Ekbatan) is the capital city of Hamadan Province of Iran. ... HbA1c is shorthand for glycated hemoglobin A1c, a surrogate marker for blood glucose levels. ... 3-dimensional structure of hemoglobin. ... Blood plasma is the liquid component of blood, in which the blood cells are suspended. ... Glucose (Glc), a monosaccharide (or simple sugar), is the most important carbohydrate in biology. ... In chemistry, concentration is the measure of how much of a given substance there is mixed with another substance. ...

He obtained his MD from the University of Tehran in 1953 and a PhD degree in immunology from the same university in 1963. Tehran University is the largest university in Iran, with 32,000 students. ... Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. ...

From 1952 to 1960 Dr. Rahbar pursued mainly clinical activities in Abadan and Tehran returning to academic life as a postdoctoral fellow in 1959. Soon after earning his PhD, he was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1963 and to Associate Professor in 1965 in the Department of Immunology. Arvand river between Abadan (left) and khorramshahr (right). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

He spent 1968-1969 as visiting scientist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. That medical school was then an institution of extraordinary creativity and great dynamism. This was particularly evident in the Department of Medicine where Dr. Rahbar had the opportunity to collaborate with among others his brilliant lifelong friend Dr. Helen M. Ranney. After his return to Tehran Dr. Rahbar was promoted to full professor in 1970 and to director of the Department of Applied Biology in the University of Tehran Medical School in Tehran. // Albert Einstein College of Medicine logo For the engineering company, see AECOM The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) is a graduate school of Yeshiva University. ...

He is known for his landmark discovery of HbA1C and its application in monitoring diabetic patients.

See also

  • Iranian science

External links

  • Biography of Samuel Rahbar in Iran Science Island(Persian)



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