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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.
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
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Junyue Cao
Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Viviana I. Risca
MIND Prize
Priya Rajasethupathy
Fellow Member of Optica
Alipasha Vaziri
National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award
Jeffrey V. Ravetch
Sohail Tavazoie
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Tomasz Ahrends
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Kevin Gonzales

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 2022 recipient is Katalin Karikó, Ph.D., who will be honored for her fundamental discoveries that enabled development of Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

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.