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Robert J. Lefkowitz MD

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012
Nobel Prize shared with Brian K. Kobilka
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2007 USA

Physician- Cardiologist, Scientist. G-protein-coupled receptors; approximately half of all medicines used today use this kind of receptor.

"Strong family history of coronary artery disease ... at age 50 I had quadruple bypass surgery [1994]. I minimize my risk factors with daily physical exercise, a vegetarian diet and appropriate medications".

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Robert J. Lefkowitz himself had generously contributed his biography to our library. Now copyright issues have arisen. Hence the bio has been deleted. We shall publish a bio at a later time. Thank you for your patience and consideration.

Introduction of Robert J. Lefkowitz by Ralph Snyderman. J Clin Invest 2011, Oct 3, 121(10), 4192-4200.

Lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Robert Lefkowitz Shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, NC

A conversation with Robert Lefkowitz, Joseph Goldstein, and Michael Brown by Ushma S. Neill and Howard A. Rockman J Clin Invest. 012;122(5):1586-1587.

Two American Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry by By Kenneth Chang, The New York Times, Oct. 10, 2012

Robert Lefkowitz, MD, Receives 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. DukeHealth.org

Robert Lefkowitz
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Name: Robert J. Lefkowitz
Birth: 15 April, 1943, New York, USA
Institution: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Award: "for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors"
Subject: Biochemistry
Portion of cash: 1/2
National Medal of Science- Biological Sciences 2007 USA
Nobel Lecture at Uppsala University
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