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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004

For their discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system
Name - Richard Axel
Date of birth - July 2, 1946
Institutions - Columbia University, New York
Country - USA

Description - Richard Axel is an American neuroscientist whose work on the olfactory system won him and Linda B. Buck, a former post-doctoral scientist in his research group, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2004.


Name - Linda B. Buck
Date of birth - January 29, 1947
Institutions - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle
Country - USA

Description - Linda B. Buck, Ph.D., is an American biologist best known for her work on the olfactory system. She was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Richard Axel, for their work on olfactory receptors.