Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Robert J. Lefkowitz, MDOn Wednesday, October 10, 2012, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Robert Lefkowitz, MD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Duke University, and Brian K. Kobilka of Stanford University were the recipients of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors.

Dr. Lefkowitz, a professor in the Department of Medicine, joined Duke in 1977. He is a James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and a member of the Duke Cancer Institute.

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On the Importance of Federal Funding of Research


The 2012 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Monday, 10 December, 2012.


Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD & King of Sweden


Speech for the Chemistry Prize

Granting of the Chemistry Prize

Dr. Lefkowitz's Nobel Lecture in Chemistry