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.
- The Martin Rodbell Papers at the National Library of Medicine This website is part of the NLM’s "Profiles in Science" series, and provides an overview of Martin Rodbell’s life and work, as well as access to his publicly available papers and other useful resources.
- The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1994 This website provides Martin Rodbell’s Nobel autobiography, Nobel lecture, banquet speech, and other resources.
- In Memoriam: Martin Rodbell, Nobel Prize Winner This website provides an obituary tribute to Martin Rodbell published in Environmental Health Perspectives, January 1999.