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Former HMS researcher, faculty member Buck wins Nobel

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Nobel winner Linda
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Faculty member and researcher in the Harvard Medical School (HMS) from 1991 until 2002, Linda Buck is this year’s co-winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (along with Richard Axel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute). Buck, who was in HMS’s Department of Neurobiology, won the Nobel for discoveries in “odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system.” Since 2002 she has been a full member in the Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.

For more information about Buck’s research, visit the Harvard Gazette archives at

For more information about the prize, and an interview with Buck, visit and