1943: Robert Lefkowitz born in New York City on April 15.
1962: Received bachelor of arts from Columbia College.
1966: Graduated from Columbia University with an M.D.
1968-1970: Served as a clinical and research associate at the National Institutes of Health.
1970-1973: Completed medical residence and research and clinical training in cardiovascular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital.
1973: Appointed associate professor of medicine and assistant professor of biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center.
1973-1976: Served as an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association.
1976: Became an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke.
1977: Promoted to professor of medicine at Duke.
1982: Named James B. Duke professor of medicine at Duke.
1988: Received the Gairdner Foundation International Award.
1992: Received the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research.
2001: Received the Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal of the USA – The National Academy of Sciences.
2003: Received the Fondation Lefoulon – Delalande Grand Prix for Science – Institut of France.
2007: Received the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the National Medal of Science.
2008: Co-founded Trevena Inc., based in King of Prussia, Pa., a drug-discovery company using technology licensed from Duke.
2009: Received the Research Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine.
2012: Received the Nobel Prize for chemistry.