Randy Wayne Schekman a.k.a. Randy Schekman is an American cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley and then editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Most notably, he shared the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Thomas C. Südhof and James Rothman for their revolutionary work on cell membrane vesicle trafficking.

The seventy years old is married and blessed with two children with his spouse. 

Randy W Schekman Net Worth

Schekman’s net worth and salary are under review as of 2019. However, some reliable online sites claim Cellular Biologist make a salary between $56,000 and $84,000 based on experience and talent. Molecular and Cellular Biologists will usually earn a wage of $73,000 per annum.

Looking at Schekman prosperous career, his annual income is estimated no less than the six digit figure. 

Randy W Schekman Personal Life

Schekman, 70, is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Nancy Walls. Together with his wife, he has two children.

Besides, there is no information about his love life such as past affairs, marriage or divorce. 

Randy W Schekman Bio, Early Life, and Education

Randy W Schekman was born on the date of born 1948-December 30. He is an expert in the field of biology.  He was born in Saint Paul of Minnesota.  He is a U.S citizen by birth.  Even though he is known as Randy Schekman his full name is Randy Wayne Schekman. His father Alfred Schekman was an inventor as well as an electrical engineer. 

He had completed his graduation from the Western High School situated in the place named Anaheim of the California in the year 1966. He also received a BA degree in Molecular Sciences from the University of California which is in Los Angeles (UCLA), in the year1971.

Likewise, he was elected for the student exchange program as he was talented. So He did his third year from the University of Edinburgh which is in Scotland. He also completed his Ph.D. in the year 1975 from the Stanford University for doing the research on DNA replication.

He worked with Arthur Kornberg to complete his thesis and research. He was also promoted to the post Associate Professor in the year1984 and finally Professor in the year 1994.

Randy W Schekman Career

During his lifetime he has done various researches. From the year 1991, he has been at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an Investigator in the Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is also a researcher at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, of the University of California which is in Berkeley.

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He has his own lab at the university known as the Schekman Lab which carries out many types of research on the molecular descriptions of the process of membrane assembly as well as vesicular traffic using the eukaryotic cells. He also includes yeast for his research. Before being a researcher in the lab, he also worked as a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry for the same university.


He was awarded various prestigious awards during his lifetime.  Lasker award in the year 2002 and Louisa gross Horwitz prize in the same year. He also received a messy prize and E.B Wilson medal in the year 2010.

Likewise, he was also elected as a foreign member of the royal society in the year 2013. He also got the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in the year 2013. His article named as “Nobel winner declares a boycott of top science journals” was also published in the famous journal named as theguardian.com in the date of December 9, 2013.