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Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Robert Horvitz was born on May 8, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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H. Robert Horvitz uses genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, electrophyisology, laser microsurgery and pharmacology to study how genes control the development of the nervous system and how the nervous system controls behavior. Horvitz joined the MIT Department of Biology faculty in 1978. He is also Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of MIT and was appointed Professor of Biology at the McGovern Institute in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from Harvard University.
Received the 2002 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering and characterizing the genes controlling cell death in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

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