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Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Brian Kobilka, M.D., Presents at Seminar Series

Brian Kobilka, M.D., professor of molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford University and winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry, recently visited St. Louis College of Pharmacy to present his current research. He was invited by the Center for Clinical Pharmacology as part of its 2019-2020 speaker series.

Kobilka won the Nobel Prize for his work on G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) which constitute a large protein family of receptors that detect molecules outside the cell and activate internal signaling pathways. These receptors have great promise for the treatment of many common diseases, as they interact with the proteins that are responsible for almost all of the body’s functions, including the heart and the brain.   

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