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Richard Axel

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University | Hammer Health Science Center
701 West 168th Street, Room 1016 New York, NY 10032 U.S.A.

Academic Education and Appointments

1967- A.B Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
1970- M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
1978- Professor, Pathology & Biochemistry, Columbia University
1984- Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University
1999- University Professor, Columbia University

Selected Honors and Awards

1969- The Johns Hopkins Medical Society Research Award
1983- The Ely Lilly Award
1983- Member, the National Academy of 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-Meyers Squibb Award for Distingushed 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 Achievment in Neuroscience
2003- The Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize, with Dr. Linda Buck
2003- Member, the American Philosophical Society
2004- Won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
2005- The Louise T. Blouin Foundation Inaugural Award for Science and Creativity
2005- International Academy of Achievement, Golden Plate Award, New York
2006- Mike Hogg Award, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
2006- Lifetime Achievement Award, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
2006- Science and the City Award, New York Academy of Sciences Honorary Lifetime Membership
2006- Conferred Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences Honorary Lifetime Membership
2007- Double Helix Medal, Trustees of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2008- Israel Cancer Research Fund Tower of Hope Dr. Daniel C. Miller Excellence in Science Award, NY
2011- Ernst Knobil Lecture and Award, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Honorary Degrees

2005- Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Bar Ilan University, Israel
2010- Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Montclair State University
2011- Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Rockefeller University
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