Courtesy of Nobel Prize

377: Linda B. Buck

Physiologist and Neurobiologist

Born: 29 January 1947, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Linda was the receiver of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004.

She received her PhD in immunology in 1980.

Linda and her co-worker discovered how hundreds of genes in our DNA code for the odorant sensors located in the human olfactory system. It was this work that allowed for her and her coworker to win the Nobel Prize.