Linda B. Buck

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Linda Brown Buck (born January 29, 1947) is an American biologist best known for her work on the olfactory system. She was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Richard Axel, for their work on olfactory receptors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Linda B. Buck has received more than 221,397 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Linda B. Buck is the 65th most popular biologist (down from 63rd in 2019), the 678th most popular biography from United States (up from 783rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Biologist.

Linda B. Buck is most famous for her Nobel Prize-winning work on olfactory receptors.

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Among biologists, Linda B. Buck ranks 65 out of 1,097Before her are John Edward Gray, Nikolai Vavilov, George Beadle, Adelbert von Chamisso, Trofim Lysenko, and Irwin Rose. After her are André Michel Lwoff, August Weismann, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Alexander Oparin, Robert Edwards, and Ferdinand Cohn.

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Among people born in 1947, Linda B. Buck ranks 43Before her are Gloria Gaynor, Sam Neill, Rob Rensenbrink, Gerd Binnig, Dick Advocaat, and Bruno Latour. After her are Gigliola Cinquetti, Richard Griffiths, Ronnie Wood, Zahi Hawass, James Woods, and Michio Kaku.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Linda B. Buck ranks 678 out of 20,380Before her are Michael Mann (1943), Donald Knuth (1938), Charles H. Townes (1915), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Frances Farmer (1913), and Washington Irving (1783). After her are Nancy Pelosi (1940), John Browning (1855), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Chris Isaak (1956), Jane Russell (1921), and Bill Cosby (1937).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Linda B. Buck ranks 9Before her are Rachel Carson (1907), Barbara McClintock (1902), Dian Fossey (1932), Sylvia Earle (1935), George Beadle (1903), and Irwin Rose (1926). After her are Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), John B. Calhoun (1917), Lynn Margulis (1938), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Nettie Stevens (1861).