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Robert Lefkowitz

American physician and biochemist

Robert Joseph Lefkowitz (born April 15, 1943) is an American physician (internist and cardiologist) and biochemist. He is best known for his work with G protein-coupled receptors, for which he was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Brian Kobilka. He is currently an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as well as a James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry at Duke University.

Robert Lefkowitz
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Robert Lefkowitz in Stockholm 2012
Born
Robert Joseph Lefkowitz

(1943-04-15) April 15, 1943 (age 76)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materColumbia University
Known forG protein coupled receptors
beta-arrestins
Spouse(s)Arna Brandel (divorced)
Lynn Tilley (m. 1991)
AwardsNational Medal of Science (2007)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2009)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2012)
Scientific career
FieldsReceptor Biology
Biochemistry
InstitutionsDuke University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute