Schekman, Randy Wayne

Schekman, Randy Wayne,

1948–, American cell biologist, b. St. Paul, Minn. Ph.D. Stanford, 1974. He is a professor (since 1976) at the Univ. of California, Berkeley, and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Schekman received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Thomas SüdhofSüdhof, Thomas Christian,
1955–, German-American biochemist. M.D., b. Göttingen, Germany, Ph.D. Georgia Augusta Univ., Göttingen, 1982. Südhof joined the faculty at the Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1983.
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 and James RothmanRothman, James Edward,
1950–, American cell physiologist, b. Haverhill, Mass., Ph.D. Harvard, 1976. Rothman was a professor at Stanford from 1978 to 1988 and at Princeton from 1988 to 1991.
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 their discoveries concerning the regulation of vesicle traffic (a major transport system in body cells). Schekman's contribution was the discovery of a set of genes required for vesicle traffic. His work provided new insights into the highly regulated system that mediates vesicle transport, which has implications for a number of neurological and immunological disorders as well as diabetes.