Dr. John Gergely cofounded the Boston Biomedical Research Institute, which opened in 1968, and
brought together scientists who were at the forefront of muscle research, trying to understand what causes muscle disease and more generally understand the workings of the muscular system.
He was “very unique in the sense that very few people really focused on muscle research and he was one of the few who did this very well and focused on that field,” said Dr. Endre A. Balazs, a friend since childhood and cofounder of the institute.
Dr. Gergely’s research helped reveal key details about troponin, a complex of three proteins found in cardiac and skeletal muscles.
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