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Albert Lasker Award

The Albert Lasker Award celebrates scientists, physicians, and public servants whose accomplishments have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of many crippling and fatal diseases. The Lasker Award has come to be known as the "American Nobel" and is the most coveted award in medical science. Since 1946, when the first Lasker Awards were presented, 22 recipients have been associated with The Rockefeller University.

Current Faculty


Jeffrey M. Friedman

1954 -

Albert Lasker Award
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

James E. Darnell Jr.

Albert Lasker Award
Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus

Albert Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science

Paul Nurse

1949 -

Albert Lasker Award
Professor

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Günter Blobel

1936 -2018

Albert Lasker Award
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Emil C. Gotschlich

1935 -

Albert Lasker Award
R. Gwin Follis-Chevron Professor Emeritus

Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research

Past Faculty

Ralph M. Steinman

1943—2011

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Maclyn McCarty

1911—2005

Albert Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science

Vincent P. Dole

1913—2006

Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Hidesaburo Hanafusa

1929—2009

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Henry G. Kunkel

1916—1983

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

R. Bruce Merrifield

1921—2006

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

George E. Palade

1912—2008

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Lyman C. Craig

1906—1974

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Peyton Rous

1879—1970

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Richard E. Shope

1901—1966

Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

René Dubos

1901—1982

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Oswald T. Avery

1877—1955

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Philip Levine

1900—1987

Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Karl Landsteiner

1868—1943

Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

The Albert Lasker Award

Founded in 1945, the Albert Lasker Award recognizes the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease.

Contact

The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065