Rod MacKinnon

  title={Rod MacKinnon},
  author={Karen Birmingham},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
Recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in 1999 for his work in revealing the 3-dimensional structure of the potassium channel, Rod MacKinnon is an odds on favorite to make the transition from Lasker winner to Nobel Prize winner that so many others have achieved. If single-minded determination to answer a scientific question is a requirement for earning the biggest prize in medical research, Nature Medicine would put money on MacKinnon.