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  • Randy Wayne Schekman is a Nobel Prize-winning American cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and former editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he was announced as the editor of eLife, a new high-profile open-access journal published by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust launching in 2012. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. Schekman shared the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with James Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof for their ground-breaking work on cell membrane vesicle trafficking.

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  • For discoveries revealing the universal machinery that orchestrates the budding and fusion of membrane vesicles — a process essential to organelle formation, nutrient uptake, and secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters.
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  • For their discovery of cellular membrane trafficking, a process that cells use to organize their activities and communicate with their environment.
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  • "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells"
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  • "For the identification of proteins involved in intracellular traffic and vesicle fusion."
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  • Molecular & Cellular Biology

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