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SEATTLE -- Linda Buck, Ph.D., a member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Basic Sciences Division, today was named winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine (see below for news conference information). She received the award for her groundbreaking work on odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system-the network responsible for our sense of smell.
Buck is the third Fred Hutchinson researcher to receive the Nobel in physiology or medicine. Other laureates are Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., the center's president and director, who was awarded the Nobel in 2001 for his groundbreaking work in yeast genetics; and E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., director emeritus of the center's Clinical Research Division, who received the Nobel in 1990 for his pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation.
Considered the world's most distinguished honor for outstanding contributions to basic and clinical medical research, the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, …