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Richard Axel
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Richard Axel in 2014
Born (1946-07-02) July 2, 1946 (age 75)
Citizenship United States
Alma mater
Spouse(s) Cornelia Bargmann
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions Columbia University
Notable students
  • Linda Buck
  • David J. Anderson
  • Catherine Dulac
  • David Julius
  • Richard Scheller

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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