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News - October 12, 2012

Stanford physiologist shares Nobel Prize in chemistry

Medical professor Brian Kobilka honored for work on composition of protein receptors

by Chris Kenrick

As Stanford leaders basked in the university's 27th Nobel Prize Wednesday, the winner, physiologist Brian Kobilka, said he was "surprised to be honored because so many people have contributed to things I've done."

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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

Congratulations Drs. Kobilka & Lefkowitz!! This is very exciting news. Looking forward to hearing more about your work. Enjoy Stockholm - bring your cold weather clothing :-))

Posted by Good job!, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

Nice! A fellow Barron Park resident to boot!

Posted by Arun Sastry, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

Awesome news! Congrats to Drs. Kobilka & Lefkowitz!! It's always good to hear news about one of our own winning a major award like the Nobel Prize.

Posted by registered user, Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

How proud we all are to see residents win this coveted prize!

Posted by Mike, a resident of Professorville
on Oct 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

A genuinely nice guy, too -- really happy for him and his family.
Congratulations, Brian!