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November 3, 1950: American Biochemist James Rothman was Born
James Rothman (November 3, 1950 – present) is an American biochemist. He is the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Yale University and the Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine. Rothman dedicates his career in studying intracellular and extracellular vesicles and the trafficking mechanism. Rothman had a great contribution in discoverying how the sac-like structures within and between cells precisely transport hormones, growth factors, and other molecules to correlated destination. Rothman jointly received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Randy Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for their work on vesicle trafficking. He has also received many other honors, including the King Faisal International Prize in 1996, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University and the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research both in 2002.
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