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Martin Rodbell
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Rodbell on the cover of Environmental Health Perspectives
Born
Martin Rodbell

(1925-12-01)December 1, 1925
Died December 7, 1998(1998-12-07) (aged 73)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Nationality American
Known for Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995
discovery of G-proteins

Martin Rodbell (December 1, 1925 – December 7, 1998) was an American Biochemist and molecular endocrinologist.

He is best known for discovering G proteins. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1994 for "discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells.". He shared the prize with Alfred G. Gilman.

He died on December 7, 1998 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from multiple organ failure.


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