Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD

Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

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On 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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Lefkowitz receiving his award from the King of Sweden
The 2012 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Monday, 10 December, 2012.
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