The fact that Thomas Südhof, MD, was almost 6,000 miles away from home didn’t stop the party yesterday: A group of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students from several labs in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology got together to pop champagne and honor the new Nobel winner. “Just pretend I’m Tom,” his wife Lu Chen, PhD, an associate professor of neurosurgery and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences here, told the happy crowd. “Congratulations to everyone, and let’s try to win him another one.”
During the festivities, Chen and several scientists in Südhof’s lab also took a few quiet moments to share what it’s like working alongside a Nobel winner. Their thoughts were captured in the video above.
Previously: Discussing the brain in Spain: Nobel Laureate Thomas Südhof addresses the media, Stanford’s newest Nobel winner on the prize: It’s an “incredibly beautiful” honor and Stanford’s Thomas Südhof wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine