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Paul Talalay

TalalayPaulPAUL TALALAY, the John Jacob Abel Distinguished Service Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, joined the Hopkins faculty in 1963 as director of the department. His recent studies on prevention of cancer by raising protective and antioxidative enzymes have attracted much attention. In 1993, he organized the first laboratory dedicated solely to the identification and development of cancer-discouraging substances from edible plants, demonstrating with his colleagues that broccoli, which contains sulforaphane, enhances cancer-fighting enzymes. Dr. Talalay is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States and the American Philosophical Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.