Awards & Winners

Alfred G. Gilman

Date of Birth 01-July-1941
Place of Birth New Haven
(Connecticut, United States of America, New Haven County, Area code 203, Area code 475)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Alfred Gilman, Alfred G Gilman
Alfred Goodman Gilman is an American pharmacologist and biochemist. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Martin Rodbell for their discoveries regarding G-proteins. G-proteins are a vital intermediary between the extracellular activation of receptors on the cell membrane and actions within the cell. Rodbell had shown in the 1960s that GTP was involved in cell signaling. It was Gilman who actually discovered the proteins that interacted with the GTP to initiate signalling cascades within the cell.

Awards by Alfred G. Gilman

Check all the awards nominated and won by Alfred G. Gilman.


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells)


Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For his pioneering studies of signal transduction and for his discovery that G-proteins carry signals that regulate vital processes within cells.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For elucidating the mechanism by which peptide hormones act across cell membranes to influence cell function.)