Saturday, March 25, 2023

The Scientist Of Touch And Pain By: Ardame Patapoutian

DAfter militiamen held him for hours and threatened to shoot him, Ardem Patapoutian (Beirut, Lebanon; 1967) flees the civil war in his home country. He was 18 when his family sent him to the United States with $2,000 in his pocket and a student visa. He was trained as a molecular biologist and neuroscientist.

He currently runs his own laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute (California). The Patapoutian examines the sense of touch, which includes the perception of pressure, temperature, and pain. And he identified the molecule that transmits these sensations to the nervous system, a discovery that won him the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2021. A year ago he received the Frontiers of Knowledge Award from the BBVA Foundation.

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