Radoslav K. Andjus
Radoslav K. Andjus, a scientist from the former Yugoslavia, died Thursday, July 10, 2003. He was 76.
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he spent his career at the School of Science, University of Belgrade where he was a Professor of General Physiology and Biophysics. He also worked as a visiting scientist at the College de France, Paris, at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the University of Colorado.
Andjus was a pioneer and a leader in the development of reanimation methods following deep hypothermia. "Dr. Andjus himself was responsible for the establishment of an entirely new principle in physiology and medicine," wrote A.U. Smith in Progress in Refrigeration Science and Technology (Pergamon, Oxford, 1960). In addition to his seminal contribution to the field of thermophysiology Andjus was active and internationally recognized in several other interconnected fields including hypoxia, ischemia, immunology and neurobiology. He investigated brain metabolism in hibernating and nonhibernating mammals and in 1967 developed an isolated, perfused rat brain preparation. This work has been used as a primary reference in the field for more than 30 years. He also mentored over twenty PhD students and trained numerous junior colleagues.