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Richard Axel

Born: Jul 2, 1946

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Scientist

Nationality: United States

Richard Axel

Date of Birth : Jul 2, 1946
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Richard Axel is a molecular biologist and University Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His work on the olfactory system won him and Linda Buck, a former postdoctoral research scientist in his group, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2004.


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Awards Won

  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Gairdner Foundation International Award
  • Richard Lounsbery Award
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