Little Falls native wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Dr. Brian Kobilka brings pride to his hometown, nation and the field of scientific research
Dr. Brian Kobilka’s Nobel Prize put him right up there with Charles A. Lindbergh in Little Falls’ history.
At least his childhood friends from Little Falls think so.
Kobilka is a medical doctor and professor and chair of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California. He and his colleague, Robert Lefkowitz, 69, a professor at Duke University in North Carolina, learned Wednesday, they had won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their work on G-protein-coupled receptors.
It wasn’t long before folks from Little Falls, who had known Kobilka growing up, were eager to share their excitement. Read the full story by Terry Lehrke in the Morrison County Record.