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Double Nobels

Two Stanford scientists receive top honors

Michael Levitt, PhD, (left) and Thomas Südhof, MD, were recognized for their influential research.


Last year was a banner year for the School of Medicine, as two faculty members were honored with the 2013 Nobel Prize, medicine’s most coveted prize.

Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology, was recognized for his research in understanding how nerve cells communicate.

Michael Levitt, PhD, professor of structural biology, was honored for his work in developing sophisticated algorithms to build models of complex biological molecules.

In the following stories, Südhof and Levitt reflect on their work, the potential impact on medicine and their experiences receiving the prize in Stockholm in December.

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