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Robert Joseph Lefkowitz

(1943-04-15) April 15, 1943 (age 78)
Nationality United States
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)
Scientific career
Fields Receptor Biology
Institutions Duke 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.

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