Yale Professor Wins Nobel Prize

Oct 7, 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University professor says that learning he won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine was like an "out of body experience."

James Rothman is one of three researchers to win the prize for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.

Rothman said work on the project recognized Monday began in 1978.

Rothman, Randy Schekman at the University of California at Berkeley and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof were recognized for their research on the transport system of cells.

The 62-year-old Rothman was greeted with a standing ovation at Yale. He says he began his career when federal funding was strong and noted he had five years of failure before success. Rothman said he'll now reapply for lost grant money, hoping the Nobel Prize will help restore the funds.