Linda B Buck

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Birthday
29, 1947
Birthplace
Washington
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Washington

About

The joint 2004 recipient (with scientific collaborator Richard Axel) of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, she became known for her work on olfactory (smell) receptors and the genes controlling them in Mammals.

Before Fame

She studied microbiology and psychology at the University of Washington and went on to earn a doctorate in immunology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Trivia

After completing postdoctoral work at Columbia University, she began teaching neurobiology courses at Harvard. She later accepted an academic appointment at her alma mater, the University of Washington.

Family Life

She and her two sisters grew up in Seattle, Washington, as the children of a homemaker mother and an electrical engineer father.

Associated With

She conducted research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland.