Robert J. Lefkowitz Image credit: Duke University Photography

Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D, Ph.D., an alumnus of Columbia College and Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Chemistry professor Virginia Cornish

Modern science is immensely complex, but Professor Virginia Cornish had a simple idea for solving a big problem.

Ruben Gonzalez views ribosomes—the minute particles in cells that make proteins—as the “machines” of life.

Scott Snyder has always loved red wine, and recently his interest has extended well beyond the dinner table.