Visiting Nobel Laureates

Sl No. Photo Biography
1 Ada Yonath focuses on protein biosynthesis and antibiotics paralyzing it. Ada Yonath is a crystallographer and the 1st Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 for her pioneering work on the structure and function of the ribosome
2 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is a Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu born American citizen. He is currently the President of the Royal Society. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath in 2009 for studies on the structure and function of the ribosome.
3 Harold Varmus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1989 for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. He is currently the Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Senior Associate at the New York Genome Center
4 Randy Schekman is American cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and former editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – a highly regarded scientific journal. In 2013, he won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking work on machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in cells.
5 David Gross is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction. He is the current holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
6 William E. Moerner is an American physical chemist currently working in the biophysics and imaging of single molecules. He is credited with achieving the first optical detection and spectroscopy of a single molecule in condensed phases. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.