Hero of the Week: December 5, 2019 – Gregg Semenza, 2019 Nobel Prize Winner

Gregg L. Semenza telephone conversation with Adam Smith was recorded just after he had received news of his Nobel Prize and his surprise at the news is evident. “Even after people have been telling you for 20 years or more that it’s going to happen,” he says, “No-one expects it.”

Gregg Semenza, one of the recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, which helps understand the impact of decreased oxygen levels in blood disorders, blinding eye diseases, cancer, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and other conditions.

Related reading:

Gregg L. Semenza on Wikipedia

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019