About this Collection

Martin Rodbell (1925-1998) was an American biochemist and molecular endocrinologist who shared the Nobel Prize in 1994 in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of G-proteins and the principles of signal transduction in cellular communication. The National Library of Medicine is the repository for the Martin Rodbell Papers, which range from 1925 to 1999. The Martin Rodbell Papers contain laboratory notebooks, research reports, published articles and books, poems, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, speeches, news clippings, photographic prints, and audiovisual materials.

As part of its Profiles in Science project, the National Library of Medicine has made available online a digitized selection of the Martin Rodbell Papers. This website provides access to the portions of the Martin Rodbell Papers that are now publicly available. Individuals interested in conducting research using the full collection of Martin Rodbell Papers should contact the National Library of Medicine.

This Profile is designed to introduce you to the various phases of Rodbell's scientific career and professional life. Narrative sections available from the navigation bar under "The Story" focus on Rodbell's life and major scientific contributions.

Researchers can search the digitized items using the Search box or browse all Documents and Visuals in the collection by selecting "Collection Items" from the navigation bar.