Posts tagged ‘Nobel prize’

was awarded jointly to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka

for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors

was awarded jointly to Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamnaka

for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent

They also won the Lasker Award in 2009.


Douglas Prasher by Miller Mobley

The other day I shared the story of Douglas Prasher‘s with the medical students in my class.  Dr. Prasher’s contribution to the study of Green Fluorescent Protein had ultimately led to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008; however he was not one of the laureates because of life circumstances. During my preparation, I read some of the stories again and came across this recent article “How Bad Luck & Bad Networking Cost Douglas Prasher a Nobel Prize” published in the Discover Magazine. The article provides an in-depth coverage of the struggles that Dr. Prasher has  gone through over the years. I have been deeply impressed with his determination and noble attitudes over the years despite the difficult situations. I also really like the amazing portraits that Miller Mobley took for this article in the Discover Magazine.  The lighting and composition of his work is outstanding that each picture is like an intense and charming moment that is frozen in time, including the ones for Dr. Prasher.

goes to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, Jack W. Szostak.

“for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”

link to Nobel

link to the press release