Case Western Reserve counts 16 Nobel laureates among its alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist ever to receive the Prize. The CWRU-affiliated laureates are listed below in reverse chronological order.
Richard H. Thaler, Economic Science, 2017. Earned the BA degree in Economics in 1967.
Edward C. Prescott, Economic Science, 2004. Earned the MS degree in Operations Research in 1964
Peter Agre, Chemistry, 2003. Completed clinical training in the Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Paul C. Lauterbur, Physiology/Medicine, 2003. Earned the BS degree in Chemistry in 1951.
Ferid Murad, Physiology/Medicine, 1998. Earned the MD and PhD degrees in 1965.
Frederick Reines, Physics, 1995. Former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physics.
Alfred G. Gilman, Physiology/Medicine, 1994. Earned the MD and PhD degrees in 1969.
George A. Olah, Chemistry, 1994. Former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry.
George H. Hitchings, Physiology/Medicine, 1988. Former Professor of Biochemistry.
Paul Berg, Chemistry, 1980. Earned the PhD degree in 1952.
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., Physiology/Medicine, 1971. Former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology.
Donald A. Glaser, Physics, 1960. Earned the BS degree in Physics in 1946.
Polycarp Kusch, Physics, 1955. Earned the BS degree in Physics in 1931.
Frederick C. Robbins, Physiology/Medicine, 1954. Former Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Dean Emeritus of Medicine, and University Professor Emeritus.
John J. R. Macleod, Physiology/Medicine, 1923. Former Professor of Physiology.
Albert A. Michelson, Physics, 1907 (the first American scientist to win the Prize). Former Professor of Physics.