David Julius (born November 4, 1955 in New York) - American scientist known for his work on the molecular mechanisms of pain sensation. He is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco and won the 2010 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine and the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. In 2021, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the discovery of temperature and touch receptors" (with Ard Patapoutian).
In 2010 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in the Research and Technology category.
2000 inaugural Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize for "for his work on cloning the capsaicin receptor".
2010 Shaw Award for "for his work identifying the ion channels involved in various aspects of nociception".
2014 he was honored by Johnson & Johnson with the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for "for discovering the molecular basis for pain and thermosensation".
2017 Gairdner Foundation International Award and the HFSP Nakasone Award.
2010 Prince of Asturias Award in the category of Scientific Research and Technology
2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences za "For discovering molecules, cells, and mechanisms underlying pain sensation".
2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience (with Ardem Patapoutian)
2020 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award.
2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch"