Professor Richard Axel, USA

Professor Richard Axel, USA

Professor Richard Axel is a University Professor at Columbia University, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Pathology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He researches how the brain interprets the sense of smell, specifically mapping the parts of the brain that are sensitive to specific olfactory receptors. In 2004, together with Linda B. Buck, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries in this field.

 

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Sessions:

Panel: It’s all In Your Head: How Do We Really Form Opinions?