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Robert Joseph Lefkowitz
April 15, 1943
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Known for||G protein coupled receptors|
|Spouse(s)||Arna Brandel (divorced)|
Lynn Tilley (m. 1991)
|Awards||National Medal of Science (2007)|
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2009)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2012)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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.