Armenia has issued a postage stamp to honor the Lebanese-Armenian Nobel Prize Laureate, under the theme of “World famous Armenians: Ardem Patapoutian.”
The stamp has been put into circulation with a value of 350 AMD and depicts the molecular biologist and first Lebanese-born Armenian Nobel Prize winner.
Born in 1967 in Lebanon, Ardem Patapoutian was a chemistry student at the American University of Beirut (AUB) before emigrating to the United States. He graduated from the University of California in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in the California Institute of Technology in 1996.
In 2021, Patapoutian was jointly awarded with David Julius the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.”