H. Robert Horvitz
|H. Robert Horvitz|
|Born||Howard Robert Horvitz
May 8, 1947 
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Known for||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995|
He is best known for the research he did on the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans and he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002 for "discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death". He shared the prize with Sydney Brenner and John E. Sulston.