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Bob Lefkowitz

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In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” Bob Lefkowitz will describe his journey from a middle-class Jewish upbringing in the East Bronx to receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2012 during a presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St.

Lefkowitz has been a Duke University faculty member and a member of the Beth El congregation for 40 years. Currently a James B. Duke professor of medicine, professor of biochemistry and chemistry and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, he received the National Medal of Science from President George Bush in 2008 and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for his work on cellular drug receptors.

Lefkowitz will also speak to teens at 10:00 a.m. in the social hall.


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