The City Street That Honors Winners in San Diego


More Nobel Prizes for scientists in San Diego announced this week.

One went to a researcher and professor at Scripps Research in La Jolla who helped invent a better way to create molecules to fight disease and store energy. And one went to a neuroscientist at Scripps Research who shared the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for insights about cell receptors that affect human health.

San Diego is known as a center for scientific research, much of it in discovering ways to improve our health and fight disease. The name of Dr. Jonas Salk has become synonymous with San Diego’s reputation for this with the Salk Institute recognized worldwide.

And along with San Diegans, California as a state has become known as the home of a good number of scientists who have won Nobel prizes. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, over the past 35 years, the Nobel prize in chemistry alone has gone to 23 scientists in California.

So, in case you’ve ever wondered how a well-known street in San Diego got its name, you should know. It’s the street that connects the 805 freeway to La Jolla and the area surrounding the campus of U-C San Diego.

It’s a name that should be the name of a street in San Diego. That street of course is Nobel Drive.

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