Robert Lefkowitz

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Robert Lefkowitz
Robert Lefkowitz in Stockholm 2012
Robert Joseph Lefkowitz

(1943-04-15) April 15, 1943 (age 81)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materColumbia University
Known forG protein coupled receptors
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
InstitutionsDuke University
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.