MacKinnon, Roderick

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Roderick MacKinnon
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MacKinnon, Roderick Gender: M
born on 19 February 1956 at 06:25 (= 06:25 AM )
Place Melrose MA, USA, 42n27, 71w04
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°48' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°55 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 23°19'


American physician and scientist, shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry for insights into working with channels into cell membranes. In 1999, he was awarded the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. Fascinated by science as a young boy, he graduated from Brandeis University in 1978 with a major in biochemistry and earned his MD from Tufts University in 1982. In 1986, however, he gave up his promising medical career to investigate scientific problems and returned to Brandeis for postdoctoral work in biochemistry while continuing to work for the Harvard Medical School laboratory. In 1996, he and his wife moved to New York where he joined the Rockefeller University faculty, is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society, a PEW scholar in the Biomedical Sciences and the recipient of the McKnight Scholars Award, the Biophysical Society Young Investigator Award, the McKnight Investigator Award, the W. Alden Spencer Award and the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize. He has also been an investigator for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute where his interest has been the principles of electricity in biology. In 2000, MacKinnon was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

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  • Work : Prize 2003 (shared the Nobel inChemistry)
  • Work : Prize 1999 (Lasker Basic Medical Research Award)
  • Work : Gain social status 2000 (elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences)

Source Notes

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  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Lasker Basic Medical Research Award in 1999)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (won Nobel in 2003)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Problem Solving
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (physician turned scientist)