Prof. Brian Kobilka:
Brian K. Kobilka won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and earned his M.D., cum laude, from Yale University School of Medicine. Following the completion of his residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, Prof Kobilka was a postdoctoral fellow under Robert Lefkowitz at Duke University. He moved to Stanford in 1989. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator from 1987 to 2003, and in 1994 the recipient of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology.