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Awards & Honors
C. David Allis wins 2018 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

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

2017 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE
Michael W. Young
Young, who discovered the molecular mechanism of circadian rhythm, which governs biological clocks that regulate sleep, eating behavior, and metabolism, is this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, given by the Nobel Foundation.
2017 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
Cori Bargmann
Bargmann is honored for her research exploring how genes and the environment interact to generate a variety of behaviors, and how behavioral decisions are modified by context and experience.
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
Lillian Cohn portrait
Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Lillian Cohn
Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Winrich Freiwald
IPSEN Foundation Endocrine Regulations Prize
Bruce S. McEwen
LONGLIST FOR THE NATURE RESEARCH AWARD FOR INSPIRING SCIENCE
Shruti Naik
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE EMERGING LEADER IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE
Sohail Tavazoie
Pew Scholar
Gregory M. Alushin
PEW-STEWART SCHOLAR FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Kivanç Birsoy
IRMA T. HIRSCHL TRUST AND THE MONIQUE WEILL-CAULIER TRUST
Priya Rajasethupathy
SEARLE SCHOLAR
Priya Rajasethupathy

Awards given by Rockefeller University

Pearl Meister Greengard Award

2017 AWARDEE: JOANNE STUBBE, PH.D.

JoAnne Stubbe received the 2017 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize for research illuminating the basic processes that drives DNA to repair and duplicate itself.

Lewis Thomas Prize

2018 AWARDEE: KIP THORNE, PH.D.

Kip Thorne received the 2018 Lewis Thomas Prize for his work exploring theoretical complexities of the universe. His contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves earned him the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.