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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

2019 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Jue Chen
Chen, a structural biologist, is honored for her innovative research on a family of transporter proteins that act as the cell’s pumping machinery, playing important roles in many cellular processes with broad implications for health and disease.
2019 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Luciano Marraffini
Marraffini is recognized for his research on CRISPR-Cas9, whose adaptation as a gene-editing tool has revolutionized biomedical science. He has pioneered the exploration of diverse CRISPR-Cas systems and their role in bacterial immunity and evolution.
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Robert B. Darnell
Foreign Member of the Royal Society
Elaine Fuchs
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Shixin Liu
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Jeremy M. Rock
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
Gabriel D. Victora
Shruti Naik portrait
Blavatnik Regional Award, winner in life sciences
Shruti Naik
Zhe Zhang portrait
Blavatnik Regional Award, winner in life sciences
Zhe Zhang
Kivanc Birsoy Portrait
Pershing Square Sohn Prize
Kivanç Birsoy
Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Winrich Freiwald
Larry Sandler Memorial Award
Laura Seeholzer
AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
Elaine Fuchs
Damon Runyon Fellow
Gregory P. Donaldson
Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Elaine Fuchs
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
David C. Gadsby
Robert Koch Postdoctoral Award for Immunology
Christian Mayer

Awards given by Rockefeller University

Pearl Meister Greengard Award

2018 AWARDEE: JENNIFER DOUDNA, PH.D.

A pioneer in the study of RNA, Jennifer Doudna is perhaps best known for her work on the CRISPR gene-editing technology that has sparked a scientific revolution.

Lewis Thomas Prize

2019 AWARDEE: SIDDHARTHA MUKHERKEE

The author of The Emperor of all Maladies, a best-selling book about cancer, was presented with Rockefeller’s science writing award at a public ceremony on campus.