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Awards & Honors
Rockefeller virologist Charles M. Rice honored with Nobel Prize for research that contributed to a cure for hepatitis C

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

2020 Canada Gairdner International Award for Biomedical Science
Elaine Fuchs
Fuchs, a world leader in the study of skin biology, is being recognized for revealing the molecular mechanisms by which skin stem cells make and repair tissues.
2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Jeffrey M. Friedman
Friedman's discovery of the hormone leptin has transformed our understanding of obesity.
Max Planck-Humboldt Medal
Luciano Marraffini
Amelia Escolano portrait
Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist
Amelia Escolano
Marc Schneeberger Pané portrait
Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist
Marc Schneeberger Pané
Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Jeremy M. Rock
Laura Duvall
Blavatnik Regional Award
Laura Duvall
Carla Nasca portrait
Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist
Carla Nasca
Liling Wan portrait
Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist
Liling Wan
Samantha Larsen
Regeneron Prize for Innovation
Samantha Larsen
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Priya Rajasethupathy
Science & SciLifeLab Grand Prize For Young Scientists
Junyue Cao
Vallee Scholar
Li Zhao
Pershing Square Sohn Prize
Shixin Liu
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Alexander Meeske
NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award
Brian T. Chait
NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award
Erich D. Jarvis

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.

The 2020 recipient, Joanne Chory, pioneered the application of molecular genetics to plant biology and transformed our understanding of photosynthesis.

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 2019 awardee, Siddhartha Mukherjee, is a physician-writer who is known for chronicling the past, present, and possible future of cancer in The Emperor of All Maladies, among other works.