Randy Schekman and James Rothman were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on elucidating the components and mechanisms of the secretory pathway. In an interview with Ron Vale, Drs. Schekman and Rothman talk about their early careers and the key experiments that led to some of their most significant discoveries.
Dr. James Rothman is the Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University School of Medicine. He uses biochemical and biophysical approaches to uncover the mechanisms involved in vesicle trafficking and vesicle fusion. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Rothman has received many awards and honors for… Continue Reading
Dr. Randy Schekman is a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He studied the enzymology of DNA replication as a graduate student with Arthur Kornberg at Stanford University. His current interest in cellular membranes developed during a postdoctoral period… Continue Reading