Duke University professor and Bronx Science alum Robert Lefkowitz, MD, speaks at a press conference after being awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on October 10, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina.
One of the winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott issued a statement Wednesday congratulating Robert Lefkowitz.
"This is the eighth graduate from Bronx Science to win a Nobel Prize and reflects the top-notch education offered in our schools," Walcott said.
Lefkowitz is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.