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Richard Axel

Famous molecular biologist who received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his focus on the olfactory system. Among his accomplishments is the finding that we now have around 1000 olfactory receptor genes in the genome of mammals. He was a golf ball participant at Stuyvesant SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. In 2007, he received the Chilly Springtime Harbor Laboratory’s Two times Helix Medal for his efforts towards the field of genetics. He was wedded to social employee Ann Axel before marrying scientist Cornelia Bargmann. He distributed the 2004 Nobel Reward in Physiology or Medication along with his colleague, Linda Buck.

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