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Nobel Prize Winners at Washington University in St. Louis

  • Physics
    • 1927: Arthur H. Compton (1892-1962), Faculty of Arts and Sciences 1920-1923 and 1945-1962, Chancellor 1945-1953
  • Chemistry
    • 1970: Luis F. Leloir, Faculty of Medicine 1944
    • 1980: Paul Berg, Faculty of Medicine 1954-1959
    • 2004: Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., D.Sc., Research Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel and Visiting Professor of Pediatrics 1987-
  • Economic Science
    • 1993: *Douglass C. North, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, 1983-
  • Physiology or Medicine
    • 1943: Edward A. Doisy (1893-1986), Faculty of Medicine, 1919-1923
    • 1944: *Joseph Erlanger (1874-1965), Chairman, Department of Physiology 1910-1946
    • 1944: *Herbert Gasser (1888-1963), Faculty of Medicine, 1916-1931
    • 1947: *Carl F. Cori (1896-1984), Faculty of Medicine 1931-1984
    • 1947: *Gerty T. Cori (1896-1957), Faculty of Medicine 1931-1957
    • 1959: *Arthur Kornberg, Chairman, Department of Microbiology, 1952-1959
    • 1959: Severo Ochoa, Faculty of Medicine 1940-1942
    • 1969: Alfred Hershey (1908-1997), Faculty of Medicine 1934-1950
    • 1971: Earl Sutherland (1915-1974), M.D. 42, Resident in Internal Medicine 1943-1945, Faculty of Medicine, 1945-1953
    • 1974: Christian de Duve, Faculty of Medicine 1946-1947
    • 1978: Daniel Nathans (1928-1999), M.D. 54
    • 1978: Hamilton O. Smith, Washington University Medical Service 1956-1957
    • 1980: George D. Snell, Faculty of Arts & Sciences 1933-1934
    • 1986: *Stanley Cohen, Faculty of Arts & Sciences 1953-1959
    • 1986: *Rita Levi-Montalcini, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, 1948-2012
    • 1992: Edwin G. Krebs, M.D. 43, Resident in Internal Medicine and then a Research Fellow in Biological Chemistry 1945-1948
    • 1998: Robert F. Furchgott, Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, 1949-1956

Another Nobel Prize winner connected with Washington University is T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), winner of the prize for Literature in 1948. A native of St. Louis and grandson of the co-founder of Washington University, Eliot received a diploma in 1905 from Smith Academy, the boys college preparatory division of Washington University. Eliot earned a bachelors degree from Harvard University in 1909 and a masters degree from Harvard in 1910.

More information on the Nobel Prize and past winners can be found at the website of the Nobel Foundation.

* Did significant portion of award-winning work at Washington University