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Awards & Honors

Our scientists are remarkably productive and empowered to perform at their best. That’s why we have an unparalleled concentration of researchers and trainees recognized with top awards—including the world’s most prestigious bioscience prizes.

Recent Awards & Honors

2022 National Academy of Medicine
Sohail Tavazoie
Tavazoie is recognized for expanding our understanding of the mechanisms enabling some tumors to spread from one body site to another.
2022 The Royal Society
Titia de Lange
de Lange receives the honor for elucidating mechanisms of telomere protection and genome maintenance.
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Amy E. Shyer
Emil von Behring Prize
Elizabeth Campbell
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Mary E. Hatten
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Viviana I. Risca
American Philosophical Society
Leslie B. Vosshall
ASCI/Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
Michel C. Nussenzweig
Allen Distinguished Investigator
Li Zhao
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Ekaterina V. Vinogradova
Salk Institute Medal for Research Excellence
Cori Bargmann
Maria I. New International Prize
Jean-Laurent Casanova
Max Delbruck Prize
Eric D. Siggia
Pew Innovation Fund Investigator
Kivanç Birsoy
American Society for Cell Biology Fellow
Tarun Kapoor
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Orli Snir
MIND Prize
Priya Rajasethupathy

Awards given by The Rockefeller University

Pearl Meister Greengard Award

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is an international award recognizing outstanding women in biomedical research.

Lily Jan of UCSF and Eve Marder of Brandeis University are the 2023 recipients of the PMG prize. Jan and Marder have both made profound contributions in understanding the nervous system’s development and function.

Lewis Thomas Prize

The Lewis Thomas Prize is an international award for writing about science that honors the rare individuals who bridge the worlds of science and the humanities.

The 2023 awardee, Suzanne Simard, is a forest ecologist who investigates how trees interact and contribute to forest resiliency with far-reaching implications for how to manage and heal forests from human impacts in Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.