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Ángel Carlos Pellicer Garrido

Date of investiture:
16 May 1997
Albert Bordons
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Born in Tarragona in 1948, Ángel Carlos Pellicer Garrido is one of the most outstanding researchers into mechanisms of activation of oncogenes and their function in the transformation process into malignant cells. He is head of the research laboratory investigating the molecular mechanisms of cancer in the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine at the University of New York.

He was made an Honorary Doctor together with Jaume Gil Aluja in a ceremony in the Main Auditorium of the Rovira i Virgili Unniversity on 16 May 1997. Dr. Albert Bordons of the URV’s Faculty of Chemistry was his sponsor and spoke about the doctorand’s professional career and personality. After being invested, Pellicer read a speech called “The molecular bases of cancer”.