Nobel Prize

Martin Rodbell, Ph.D., was scientific director of the NIEHS from 1985–1989 and chief of the Signal Transduction section from 1989 until his retirement in 1994. In recognition of his seminal discoveries on signal transduction, he was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, an honor he shared with Alfred Gilman, Ph.D. of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Rodbell’s NIH career spanned 38 years. He is memorialized by the Rodbell Lectures, an annual series of scientific presentations that takes place at the Rodbell Conference Center at the NIEHS. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from John Hopkins University and Ph.D. from Washington University at Seattle.

Martin Rodbell, Ph.D.