Two Bay Area professors were named co-winners of the 2013 Nobel
Prize in Physiology or Medicine Monday morning, along with a Yale University
The three Nobel laureates are Thomas Sudhof, a Stanford University
molecular and cellular physiology professor; Randy Schekman, of the
University of California at Berkeley's department of molecular and cell
biology; and Yale University Professor James E. Rothman.
Sudhof, Schekman and Rothman were selected for their work in
revealing mechanisms behind how molecules are transported within cells in
"packages" called vesicles.
Sudhof learned of the honor in Spain, where he is lecturing at a
conference. The German-born professor has been at the Stanford School of
Medicine since 2008.
Schekman was awakened by word of the good news at his El Cerrito
home at 1:30 a.m. Monday, UC Berkeley officials said.
Both local professors planned to speak Monday morning at separate news