Dr. Linda Buck | 2005

Dr. Buck began postdoctoral research at Columbia University and joined the laboratory of Dr. Richard Axel at Columbia in the Institute of Cancer Research. Together with Axel in 1991, Buck discovered how hundreds of genes in our DNA code for the odorant sensors located in the olfactory sensory neurons in our noses. Buck later became an assistant professor in the Neurobiology Department at Harvard Medical School where she established her own lab. Buck received a Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1993. She is a full member of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Affiliate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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