Discover the first American-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
©Shutterstock, 2010 The winner of this award showed how chromosomes function in heredity.
The first American-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945). Morgan was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1933 for his study on how chromosomes function in heredity.
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