Robert Lefkowitz

(Robert Joseph Lefkowitz)

Robert Lefkowitz
Robert Lefkowitz
  • Born: April 15, 1943
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Physicist

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Robert Joseph Lefkowitz is an American physician (internist and cardiologist) and biochemist. He is best known for his groundbreaking discoveries that reveal the inner workings of an important family G protein-coupled receptors, for which he was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Brian Kobilka. He is currently an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as well as a James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry at Duke University.

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