Nobel Laureates

Nobel Laureates

The APS proudly presents the 77 Nobel Laureates who have authored papers in our journals. For a list of articles, click on the names below. On each bibliography page, click on the Nobel Laureate’s photo to learn more about their life and work.

Edgar Douglas Adrian - 1932
Edgar Douglas Adrian Adrian (of Cambridge) was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries regarding function of neurons.
Peter Agre - 2003
Peter Agre was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries regarding water channels and ion channels in cells.
Julius Axelrod - 1970
Julius Axelrod was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning the chemistry of nerve impulse transmission.
Frederick Grant Banting - 1923
Frederick Grant Banting was awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of insulin.
George Wells Beadle - 1958
George Wells Beadle was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for genetic regulation of chemical processes.
Georg von Békésy - 1961
Georg von Békésy was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for functions of the inner ear.
Baruj Benacerraf - 1980
Baruj Benacerraf was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for investigations of genetic control of the response of the immune system to foreign substances.
Konrad Bloch - 1964
Konrad Bloch was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.
Mario R. Capecchi - 2007
Mario R. Capecchi was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells.
Alexis Carrel - 1912
Alexis Carrel was awarded the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on vascular suture; transplantation of organs.
Aaron Ciechanover - 2004
Aaron Ciechanover was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation.
Albert Claude - 1974
Albert Claude was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on structural and functional organization of cells.
Elias James Corey - 1990
Elias James Corey was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis.
Carl and Gerty Cori - 1947
Carl and Gerty Cori were awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of how glycogen is catalytically converted.
André F. Cournand - 1956
André F. Cournand was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning heart catheterization and circulatory changes.
Henry Dale - 1936
Henry Dale was awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on chemical transmission of nerve impulses.
Peter C. Doherty - 1996
Peter C. Doherty was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells.
Edward Adelbert Doisy - 1943
Edward Adelbert Doisy was awarded the 1943 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the chemical nature of vitamin K.
Renato Dulbecco - 1975
Renato Dulbecco was awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell.
John Carew Eccles - 1963
John Carew Eccles was awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for study of the transmission of impulses along a nerve fibre.
Joseph Erlanger - 1944
Joseph Erlanger was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for researches on differentiated functions of nerve fibres.
Martin J. Evans - 2007
Martin J. Evans was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells.
Howard Walter Florey - 1945
Howard Walter Florey was awarded the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of penicillin and its curative value.
Robert F. Furchgott - 1998
Robert F. Furchgott was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery that nitric oxide (NO) acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
Herbert Spencer Gasser - 1944
Herbert Spencer Gasser was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for researches on differentiated functions of nerve fibres.
Ragnar Arthur Granit - 1967
Ragnar Arthur Granit was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries about chemical and physiological visual processes in the eye.
Paul Greengard - 2000
Paul Greengard was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of how signals are transmitted between nerve cells in the brain.
Roger Charles Louis Guillemin - 1977
Roger Charles Louis Guillemin was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on pituitary hormones.
Haldan Keffer Hartline - 1967
Haldan Keffer Hartline was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries about chemical and physiological visual processes in the eye.
Corneille Heymans - 1938
Corneille Heymans was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the role of sinus and aortic mechanisms in respiration regulation.
A.V. Hill - 1922
A.V. Hill was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning heat production in muscles.
George Herbert Hitchings - 1988
George Herbert Hitchings was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for development of new classes of drugs for combating disease.
Bernardo Alberto Houssay - 1947
Bernardo Alberto Houssay was awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for pituitary hormone function in sugar metabolism.
David Hunter Hubel - 1981
David Hunter Hubel was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for processing of visual information by the brain.
Charles B. Huggins - 1966
Charles B. Huggins was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on causes and treatment of cancer.
Andrew Fielding Huxley - 1963
Andrew Fielding Huxley was awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for study of the transmission of impulses along a nerve fibre.
Louis J. Ignarro - 1998
Louis J. Ignarro was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery that nitric oxide (NO) acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
Eric Kandel - 2000
Eric Kandel was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of how signals are transmitted between nerve cells in the brain.
Edward Calvin Kendall - 1950
Edward Calvin Kendall was awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on adrenal cortex hormones, their structure and biological effects.
Brian K. Kobilka - 2012
Brian K. Kobilka was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors.
Arthur Kornberg - 1959
Arthur Kornberg was awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on producing nucleic acids artificially.
Hans Adolf Krebs - 1953
Hans Adolf Krebs was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the citric acid cycle in metabolism of carbohydrates.
August Krogh - 1920
August Krogh was awarded the 1920 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the capillary motor-regulating mechanism.
Joshua Lederberg - 1958
Joshua Lederberg was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for genetic recombination.
Robert J. Lefkowitz - 2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors.
Rita Levi-Montalcini - 1986
Rita Levi-Montalcini was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of chemical agents that help regulate the growth of cells.
J.J.R. Macleod - 1923
J.J.R. Macleod was awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of insulin.
George Richards Minot - 1934
George Richards Minot was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning liver treatment for anemia.
Thomas Hunt Morgan - 1933
Thomas Hunt Morgan was awarded the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for heredity transmission functions of chromosomes.
May-Britt Moser - 2014
May-Britt Moser was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.
Edvard I. Moser - 2014
Edvard I. Moser was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.
Ferid Murad - 1998
Ferid Murad was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery that nitric oxide (NO) acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
Erwin Neher - 1991
Erwin Neher was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of how cells communicate, as related to diseases.
Severo Ochoa - 1959
Severo Ochoa was awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on producing nucleic acids artificially.
George E. Palade - 1974
George E. Palade was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on structural and functional organization of cells.
Linus Pauling - 1954
Linus Pauling was awarded the 1954 for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances.
Dickinson Woodruff Richards - 1956
Dickinson Woodruff Richards was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning heart catheterization and circulatory changes.
Martin Rodbell - 1994
Martin Rodbell was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of cell signalers called G-proteins.
Peyton Rous - 1966
Peyton Rous was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on causes and treatment of cancer.
Michael Rosbash - 2017
Michael Rosbash was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
F. Sherwood Rowland - 1995
F. Sherwood Rowland was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone
Bert Sakmann - 1991
Bert Sakmann was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of how cells communicate, as related to diseases.
Omura Satoshi - 2015
Omura Satoshi was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites.
Andrew Victor Schally - 1977
Andrew Victor Schally was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on pituitary hormones.
Charles Scott Sherrington - 1932
Charles Scott Sherrington was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries regarding function of neurons.
Jens C. Skou - 1997
Jens C. Skou was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovery of sodium-potassium-activated adenosine triphosphatase
Oliver Smithies - 2007
Oliver Smithies was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells.
Roger Wolcott Sperry - 1981
Roger Wolcott Sperry was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for functions of the cerebral hemispheres.
Thomas C. Südhof - 2013
Thomas C. Südhof was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in cells.
Albert Szent-Györgyi - 1937
Albert Szent-Györgyi was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on biological combustion.
Roger Y. Tsien - 2008
Roger Y. Tsien was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP.
John Robert Vane - 1982
John Robert Vane was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for biochemistry and physiology of prostaglandins.
Selman Abraham Waksman - 1952
Selman Abraham Waksman was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of streptomycin.
George Wald - 1967
George Wald was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries about chemical and physiological visual processes in the eye.
George H. Whipple - 1934
George H. Whipple was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning liver treatment for anemia.
Torsten Nils Wiesel - 1981
Torsten Nils Wiesel was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for processing of visual information by the brain.
Rosalyn S. Yalow - 1977
Rosalyn S. Yalow was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for development of radioimmunoassay.
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