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Nobel Prize Awardees

  • 1944 - Joseph Erlanger (faculty) & Herbert Gasser (B.S. 1910)
    Physiology, Medicine: Study of the differentiated functions of individual nerve threads
  • 1956 - John Bardeen (B.S. 1928, M.S. 1929)
    Physics: Discovery of the transistor effect
  • 1958 - Joshua Lederberg (faculty)
    Physiology, Medicine: Genetics of bacteria
  • 1958 - Edward Tatum (M.S. 1932, Ph.D. 1934)
    Physiology, Medicine: The metabolism of bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • 1963 - E.P. Wigner (faculty)
    Physics: Contributions to theories of the atomic nucleus and elementary particles through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles
  • 1968 - Har Gobind Khorana (faculty)
    Physiology, Medicine: Interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis
  • 1972 - Stanford Moore (Ph.D. 1938)
    Chemistry: Research on the structure of ribonuclease, a complex protein
  • 1972 - John Bardeen (B.S. 1928, M.S. 1929)
    Physics: Research on superconductivity
  • 1975 - Howard Temin (faculty)
    Physiology, Medicine: Retroviruses and cancer research
  • 1976 - Saul Bellow (M.A. x’37)
  • 1977 - John Van Vleck (A.B. 1920)
    Physics: Contributions to the development of electronic solid state circuitry and to theories of magnetism and conductivity
  • 1979 - Theodore Schultz (M.S. 1928, Ph.D. 1930)
    Economics: Economics of developing countries
  • 1991 - Erwin Neher (M.S. 1967)
    Medicine: Discovery of a method to study ion channels in cell membranes
  • 1997 - Paul D. Boyer (M.S. 1941, Ph.D. 1943)
    Chemistry: Discovery of the process that makes adenosine triphosphate
  • 1999 - Guenter Blobel (Ph.D. 1967)
    Medicine: Discovery of how proteins move into the correct places within a cell
  • 2000 - Alan MacDiarmid (M.S. 1952, Ph.D. 1953)
    Chemistry: Discovery of polymers that conduct electricity
  • 2000 - Jack St. Clair Kilby (M.S. 1950)
    Physics: Invention of integrated circuit
  • 2007 - Oliver Smithies (faculty)
    Physiology, Medicine: for introducing specific gene modifications in mice using embryonic stem cells
  • 2015 - William C. Campbell (M.A. 1954, Ph.D. 1957)
    Physiology, Medicine: Discovery of drug that lowers incidence of tropical diseases

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