Linda B Buck


Linda B Buck was born in Seattle, Washington, United States on January 29th, 1947 and is the Physiologist. At the age of 77, Linda B Buck biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 29, 1947
United States
Place of Birth
Seattle, Washington, United States
77 years old
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Biologist, Neuroscientist, Physician, Professor, University Teacher
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University of Washington (BS), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Ph.D)
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Roger Brent
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Linda B Buck Life

Linda Brown Buck (born January 29, 1947) is an American biologist best known for her work on the olfactory system.

She and Richard Axel received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2004 for their work on olfactory receptors.

She is currently on the faculty of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Personal life

Linda B. Buck was born in Seattle, Washington, on January 29, 1947. Her father, an electrical engineer, spent his spare time inventing and making different products, while her mother, a homemaker, spent the majority of her free time solving word puzzles. Buck was the second of three children, all of whom were girls. Buck met Roger Brent, who was also a biologist, in 1994. In 2006, the two were married.


Buck earned her B.S. From the University of Washington, Seattle, 1975, you learned psychology and microbiology. She is the first female University of Washington alumnus to win the Nobel Prize. She earned her Ph.D. in immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1980 under the direction of Professor Ellen Vitetta.


Linda B Buck Career

Career and research

Under Benvenuto Pernis (1980–1982), Buck began postdoctoral studies at Columbia University in 1980. She joined Richard Axel's laboratory in 1982, also at Columbia in the Institute of Cancer Research. Buck set out to map the olfactory process at the molecular level after reading Sol Snyder's group research paper at Johns Hopkins University, tracing the passage of odors from the nose to the brain. Buck and Axel used rats genes in their studies and discovered a line of genes that code for more than 1000 odor receptors in 1991. Buck began a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the Neurobiology Department, where she established her own lab later this year. Buck first published her findings in 1993 on how the contributions from various odor receptors are organized in the nose, after finding how odors are detected by the nose. Essentially, her main research concern is how pheromones and odors are detected in the nose and interpreted in the brain. She is a Full Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an Affiliate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington, Seattle.