The joint 2004 recipient (with scientific collaborator Richard Axel) from the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medication, she became known on her behalf focus on olfactory (smell) receptors as well as the genes controlling them in Mammals. She examined microbiology and mindset on the School of Washington and continued to receive a doctorate in immunology in the School of Tx Southwestern INFIRMARY. After completing postdoctoral just work at Columbia School, she started teaching neurobiology classes at Harvard. She afterwards accepted an educational session at her alma mater, the School of Washington. She and her two sisters was raised in Seattle, Washington, as the kids of the homemaker mom and a power engineer dad. She conducted analysis on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Run after, Maryland.