Nobel Highlights from Stanford Medicine




Nobel Laureates

Carolyn Bertozzi

Chemistry (2022)

Carolyn Bertozzi - Chemistry (2022) shared with Morten Meldal, professor at University of Copenhagen; and K. Barry Sharpless, PhD ’68, professor at Scripps Research “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.” 

Michael Levitt

Chemistry (2013)

Michael Levitt - Chemistry (2013) shared with Martin Karplus of Université de Strasbourg, France, and Harvard University, and Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems."

Thomas Südhof

Physiology or Medicine (2013) 

Thomas Südhof – Physiology or Medicine Medicine (2013) shared with James Rothman of Yale University and Randy Schekman of UC-Berkeley "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells."

Brian Kobilka

Chemistry (2012)

Brian Kobilka - Chemistry (2012) for his work on G-protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs.

Andrew Fire

Physiology or Medicine (2006)

Andrew Fire – Physiology or Medicine (2006) shared with Craig Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School for recognizing that certain RNA molecules can be used to turn off specific genes in animal cells.

Roger Kornberg

Chemistry (2006)

Roger Kornberg - Chemistry (2006) for his work in understanding how DNA is converted into RNA, a process known as transcription.

Steven Chu

Physics (1997)

Steven Chu - Physics (1997) shared with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William D. Phillips "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light."

Paul Berg

Chemistry (1980)

Paul Berg - Chemistry (1980) for "his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant DNA." Shared with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger who were recognized "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids".

Arthur Kornberg

Physiology or Medicine (1959)

Arthur Kornberg – Physiology or Medicine (1959) shared with Severo Ochoa "for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid." Kornberg died 2007.