Richard Axel

Curriculum Vitae

Richard Axel, born July 2, 1946, New York, NY, USA
Address: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 West 168th Street, Room 1014, New York, NY 10032, USA
Academic Education and Appointments
1967 A.B. Columbia University, New York, NY
1970 M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
1978 Professor, Pathology and Biochemistry, Columbia University
1984- Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University
1999- University Professor, Columbia University
Selected Honours and Awards
1969 The Johns Hopkins Medical Society Research Award
1983 The Eli Lilly Award
1983 Member, the National Academy of Sciences
1983 Member, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1984 The New York Academy of Sciences Award in Biological and Medical Sciences
1989 The Richard Lounsbery Award, National Academy of Sciences
1996 The Unilever Science Award, with Dr. Linda Buck
1997 New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology
1998 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research
1999 The Alexander Hamilton Award, Columbia University
2001 NY Academy of Medicine Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Sciences
2003 The Gairdner Foundation International Award for Achievement in Neuroscience
2003 The Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize, with Dr. Linda Buck
2003 Member, the American Philosophical Society

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