Dr. Michael Brown shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. Joseph Goldstein for their discovery of the underlying mechanisms of cholesterol metabolism. Their findings led to the development of statin drugs, the cholesterol-lowering compounds that today are used by 16 million Americans and are the most widely prescribed medications in the United States. And their discovery is improving more lives every year. New federal cholesterol guidelines will triple the number of Americans taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke for countless people. Dr. Brown will present his path to winning the most prestigious award in medicine.