Caltech alumnus Ardem Patapoutian (PhD '96), Presidential Endowed Chair in Neurobiology and Professor at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with David Julius of UC San Francisco. The two were honored for their "discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch," according to the award citation.
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Caltech recognizes four graduates who have become respected leaders in fields ranging from mathematics to artificial intelligence.
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