The 2013 Nobel laureates included two faculty members from Stanford University. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Thomas Sudhöf, while Michael Levitt received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Both men work in Stanford’s School of Medicine. Dr. Sudhöf, who focuses his research on molecular and cellular physiology, received the prize for research that led to major discoveries regarding vesicle traffic within the human body. Dr. Levitt received his honor two days later, in recognition of his work on theoretical and computerized protein analysis.
Drs. Sudhöf and Levitt join 20 other Nobel Laureates currently affiliated with Stanford University.