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Richard Axel
Richard Axel in 2014
Born July 2, 1946 (1946-07-02) (ageĀ 73)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Residence USA
Citizenship United States
Ethnicity Polish Jew
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions Columbia University
Alma mater
Notable students
  • Linda Buck
  • David J. Anderson
  • Catherine Dulac
  • David Julius
  • Richard Scheller
Notable awards

Richard Axel (born July 2, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American neuroscientist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2004 for working on the olfactory receptors which he shared with Linda B. Buck.

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