- Alexander Goldfarb (microbiologist)
Alexander Goldfarb (born in 1947 in
Moscow) is a Jewish-Russian-Israeli-American microbiologist, activist, and author.
biochemistryat the Moscow State Universityand graduated in 1969. After graduation, he worked in Kurchatov Research Institute of Nuclear Energy [ [http://www.krasrab.com/archive/2007/03/15/08/view_article Polonium in London (Russian)] , by Zhores Medvedev, "Worker of Krasnoyarsk", March 15, 2007 ]
He emigrated from the
USSRin 1975 and lived in Israelwhere he received his Ph.D in 1980 from Weizmann Institutein Tel Avivand in Germany, where he had his post-doctoral training in Max Planck Institute. [ [http://www.phri.org/research/res_pigoldfarb.asp Alexander Goldfarb, Ph.D.] , a research summary and C.V., The Public Health Research Institute Center, New Jersey Medical School.] .
In 1981-1991 he was an assistant professor at
Columbia Universityin New York. Since 1992 he is a principal investigator at the Public Health Research Institute of New Jersey Medical School(PHRI).
He became known in the 1980s for his helping
refuseniksto defect from the USSRwhile working at Columbia Universityin New York [A Lethal Web of Spooks, Oligarchs and Spin] , by Catherine Belton, The Moscow Times, 26 December 2006. [http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2006/12/22/003.html Paid contents] .] .
From 1993 to 1997 he managed the
Soros Foundationin Russia.He has worked with Dr. Paul Farmer to battle tuberculosisin Russian prisons from 1997 to 2000. Since 2001, Goldfarb heads the International Foundation for Civil Libertiesestablished by Boris Berezovskyin New York.
Alexander Litvinenkoto leave Russia [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,,1955863,00.html Litvinenko poisoning: the main players] , The Guardian, 24 November 2006.] and prepare the book " Lubyanka Criminal Group" for publication. [ A. Litvinenko and A. Goldfarb. "Lubyanka Criminal Group" ru icon GRANI, New York, 2002. ISBN 978-0-9723878-0-4.] Goldfarb was a spokesman for Alexander Litvinenko during the two last weeks of his life. He later wrote and published book "" together with Marina Litvinenko.
*Alex Goldfarb and Marina Litvinenko. "" Free Press, New York, 2007. ISBN 978-1416551652.
* [http://www.phri.org/research/res_pigoldfarb.asp#cv His site at PHRI]
Books mentioning Goldfarb
*"Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor", Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003, 2005 edition: ISBN 0-520-24326-9
* Tracy Kidder, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr.
Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World", Random House, 2003 hardcover: ISBN 0-375-50616-0, 2004 paperback: ISBN 0-8129-7301-1
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