Trevena, Inc. Founder Wins Nobel Chemistry Prize
10/11/2012 9:55:56 AM
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today announced that Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Chemistry Prize for their groundbreaking research on an important family of biological receptors, known as G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Lefkowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Duke University, North Carolina, and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Kobilka trained and worked with Lefkowitz at Duke, and is now a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in California.