Psychology BS grad wins Nobel Prize
Dr. Linda B. Buck, who was recently awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology, is a 1975 B.S. graduate of the UW Psychology Department. Dr. Buck shared the Nobel Prize with Dr. Richard Axel for discoveries of some of the underlying molecular mechanisms of the sense of smell.
She is presently a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centers Basic Sciences Division, investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and affiliate professor of physiology and biophysics at UW. See our website for more information.