Nobel Winner Went to Bronx Science

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012  |  Updated 3:58 PM EDT
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Nobel Winner Went to Bronx Science

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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.

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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.

Read more about Lefkowitz's work at NBCNews.com.

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