February 11, 2005
Physics Nobelist Leaves Hopkins for Duke; Advocate for Prisoners Moves From Northwestern to Stanford
NABBING A NOBELIST: Duke University can boast that it has a Nobel laureate on its faculty, now that Peter C. Agre has decided to leave the Johns Hopkins University to become vice chancellor for science and technology at Duke's medical center.
Dr. Agre, 55, shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work showing how cells control the amount of water that travels into and out of their interiors. When he starts at Duke this summer, he intends to continue his research on aquaporin