2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Robert Lefkowitz

  • Born in New York in 1943
  • Earned MD from Columbia University in 1966
  • Works with Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University Medical Center
  • Used radioactivity to trace cells's receptors and found the one for adrenalin

Brian Kobilka

  • Born in Minnesota in 1955
  • Earned MD from Yale University School of Medicine in 1981
  • Professor of Medicine, and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Isolated the gene that codes for the adrenalin receptor