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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

2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Charles M. Rice
Rice is honored for research that contributed to a cure for hepatitis C.
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.
Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Viviana I. Risca
Searle Scholar
Ekaterina V. Vinogradova
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Luciano Marraffini
Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine
Jean-Laurent Casanova
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
Legion d’Honneur
Jean-Laurent Casanova
Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Jeremy M. Rock
Elaine Redding Brinster Prize
C. David Allis
Gregori Aminoff Prize
Seth A. Darst
NAM Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine
Paul Cohen
Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science
Elaine Fuchs
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Josefina del Mármol
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Shiri Gur-Cohen

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 2021 recipient, Pamela Björkman, has discovered key aspects of immune system function and directed these insights toward improved strategies to combat viral scourges and otherwise enhance human health across the globe.

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 2021 awardee, Richard O. Prum, is an evolutionary ornithologist who is recognized for challenging conventional ideas about natural selection in The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us.