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UMD Graduate Shares Nobel Prize For Chemistry

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Brian Kobilka
Brian Kobilka

(KDAL) - The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Stanford University Professor Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz at Duke University for their research into what is known as G-protein coupled receptors.  Kobilka was born in Little Falls, Minnesota and is a 1977 graduate of UMD.  The announcement was made Wednesday in Stockholm, Sweden.   Nobel prize winners get about a 1.2 million dollar financial award which is 20 percent less than a year ago.

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