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Nobel Laureates

Fifty-seven members of Alpha Omega Alpha have been Nobel laureates:

Chemistry

2012, Robert J. Lefkowitz (Student Member, 1965)
For studies of G-protein-coupled receptors

2003, Peter Agre (Alumnus Member, 1997)
For the discovery of water channels.

2003, Roderick MacKinnon (Student Member, 1982)
For structural and mechanistic studies of ion channels.

1989, Thomas Cech (Honorary Member, 2011)
For the discovery of catalytic properties of RNA.

1980, Paul Berg (Honorary Member, 1992)
For his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA.

1946, Wendell M. Stanley (Honorary Member, 1938)
For the preparation of enzymes and virus proteins in a pure form.

Physiology or Medicine

2011, Bruce A. Beutler(Faculty Member, 2012)
For the discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.

2011, Ralph M. Steinman (Student Member, 1968)
For the discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.

2009, Carol W. Greider (Faculty Member, 2009)
For the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.

2002, Sydney Brenner (Honorary Member, 1993)
For discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death.

2001, Sir Paul Maxime Nurse (Honorary Member, 2000)
For discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle.

2000, Paul Greengard (Honorary Member, 2002)
For discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system.

2000, Eric R. Kandel (Alumnus Member, 1969)
For discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system.

1998, Robert F. Furchgott (Faculty Member, 1967)
For discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

1998, Louis J. Ignarro (Faculty Member, 1990)
For discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

1998, Ferid Murad (Student Member, 1963)
For discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

1997, Stanley B. Prusiner (Student Member, 1968)
For his discovery of prions—a new biological principle of infection.

1994, Alfred G. Gilman (Student Member, 1968)
For the discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells.

1992, Edwin G. Krebs (Student Member, 1943)
For discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism.

1989, Harold E. Varmus (Student Member, 1964)
For the discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes.

1986, Stanley Cohen (Faculty Member, 1987)
For discoveries of growth factors.

1986, Rita Levi-Montalcini (Honorary Member, 1970)
For discoveries of growth factors.

1985, Michael S. Brown (Student Member, 1965)
For discoveries concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism.

1985, Joseph L. Goldstein (Student Member, 1963)
For discoveries concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism.

1982, Sir John R. Vane (Honorary Member, 1989)
For discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances.

1981, Torsten N. Wiesel (Honorary Member, 1992)
For discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system.

1980, Baruj Benacerraf (Student Member, 1944)
For discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions.

1978, Daniel Nathans (Student Member, 1953)
For discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

1978, Hamilton O. Smith (Alumnus Member, 1979)
For discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

1977, Roger C. Guillemin (Faculty Member, 1967)
For discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain.

1975, David Baltimore (Honorary Member, 1987)
For discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.

1975, Renato Dulbecco (Honorary Member, 1993)
For discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.

1974, George E. Palade (Honorary Member, 1993)
For discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell.

1972, Gerald M. Edelman (Student Member, 1953)
For discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies.

1971, Earl W. Sutherland, Jr. (Student Member, 1940)
For his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones.

1969, Salvadore E. Luria (Honorary Member, 1985)
For discoveries concerning the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses.

1966, Charles B. Huggins (Student Member, 1951)
For his discoveries concerning hormonal treatment of prostatic cancer.

1962, James D. Watson (Honorary Member, 1994)
For discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.

1960, Sir Frank M. Burnet (Honorary Member, 1963)
For the discovery of acquired immunological tolerance.

1959, Severo Ochoa (Honorary Member, 1947)
For the discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid.

1959, Arthur Kornberg (Student Member, 1940)
For the discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid.

1958, Joshua Lederberg (Honorary Member, 1982)
For his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria.

1956, Dickinson W. Richards (Student Member, 1922)
For discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system.

1955, Axel H. Theorell (Honorary Member, 1960)
For his discoveries concerning the nature and mode of action of oxidation enzymes.

1954, Thomas H. Weller (Student Member, 1940)
For the discovery of the ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in cultures of various types of tissue.

1954, Frederick C. Robbins (Faculty Member, 1967)
For the discovery of the ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in cultures of various types of tissue.

1953, Fritz A. Lipmann (Honorary Member, 1955)
For his discovery of co-enzyme A and its importance for intermediary metabolism.

1950, Philip S. Hench (Alumnus Member, 1925)
For discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects.

1947, Carl F. Cori (Honorary Member, 1950)
For the discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen.

1944, Joseph Erlanger (Alumnus Member, 1909)
For discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibers.

1944, Herbert S. Gasser (Student Member, 1915)
For discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibers.

1943, Edward A. Doisy (Honorary Member, 1930)
For his discovery of the chemical nature of vitamin K.

1936, Otto Loewi (Honorary Member, 1942)
For discoveries relating to chemical transmission of nerve impulses.

1934, George H. Whipple (Alumnus Member, 1909)
For discoveries concerning liver therapy in cases of anemia.

1934, George R. Minot (Student Member, 1911)
For discoveries concerning liver therapy in cases of anemia.

1923, Frederick G. Banting (Honorary Member, 1923)
For the discovery of insulin.

1923, John J. R. Macleod (Honorary Member, 1923)
For the discovery of insulin.

Updated on November 14, 2012.


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