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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.

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Nobel Prize laureates

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Nobel Prize

Since Rockefeller was founded in 1901, 25 Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university. Six of these Nobel laureates are current members of our faculty.

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Michael W. Young, Ph.D., was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms, which proved key to our understanding of the inner workings of the biological clock.

Current Faculty

nobel prize
Michael W. Young
2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
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Roderick MacKinnon
2003 Nobel Prize in in Chemistry
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics
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Paul Nurse
2001 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
Professor
Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology
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Paul Greengard
2000 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
Vincent Astor Professor
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
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Günter Blobel
1999 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology
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Torsten N. Wiesel
1981 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Neurobiology

Past Faculty

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Ralph M. Steinman
2011 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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R. Bruce Merrifield
1984 Nobel Prize in in Chemistry
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David Baltimore
1975 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
President Emeritus
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George E. Palade
1974 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Albert Claude
1974 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Christian de Duve
1974 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Stanford Moore
1972 Nobel Prize in in Chemistry
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William H. Stein
1972 Nobel Prize in in Chemistry
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Gerald M. Edelman
1972 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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H. Keffer Hartline
1967 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Peyton Rous
1966 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Joshua Lederberg
1958 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Edward L. Tatum
1958 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Fritz A. Lipmann
1953 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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John H. Northrop
1946 Nobel Prize in in Chemistry
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Wendell M. Stanley
1946 Nobel Prize in in Chemistry
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Herbert S. Gasser
1944 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Karl Landsteiner
1930 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
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Alexis Carrel
1912 Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine
Albert Lasker Award

22

Albert Lasker awardees

Albert Lasker Award

Albert Lasker Award

The Albert Lasker Award celebrates scientists, physicians, and public servants whose accomplishments have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of many crippling and fatal diseases. The Lasker Award has come to be known as the "American Nobel" and is the most coveted award in medical science. Since 1946, when the first Lasker Awards were presented, 22 recipients have been associated with The Rockefeller University.
Albert Lasker Award
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., a current member of the Rockefeller faculty, received the 2016 Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research for his work developing a system to study the replication of the virus that causes hepatitis C, an advance that has led to safe and powerful new drugs that cure the disease.

Current Faculty

Albert Lasker Award
Charles M. Rice
2016 Albert Lasker Award
Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology
Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease
Albert Lasker Award
Jeffrey M. Friedman
2010 Albert Lasker Award
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Albert Lasker Award
Robert G. Roeder
2003 Albert Lasker Award
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Albert Lasker Award
James E. Darnell Jr.
2002 Albert Lasker Award
Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology
Albert Lasker Award
Roderick MacKinnon
1999 Albert Lasker Award
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics
Albert Lasker Award
Günter Blobel
1993 Albert Lasker Award
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology
Albert Lasker Award
Emil C. Gotschlich
1978 Albert Lasker Award
R. Gwin Follis-Chevron Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Past Faculty

Albert Lasker Award
Ralph M. Steinman
2007 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Maclyn McCarty
1994 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Vincent P. Dole
1988 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Hidesaburo Hanafusa
1982 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Henry G. Kunkel
1975 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
R. Bruce Merrifield
1969 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
George E. Palade
1966 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Lyman C. Craig
1963 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Peyton Rous
1958 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Richard E. Shope
1957 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
René Dubos
1948 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Oswald T. Avery
1947 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Philip Levine
1946 Albert Lasker Award
Albert Lasker Award
Karl Landsteiner
1946 Albert Lasker Award
National Medal of Science

20

National Medal of Science awardees

National Medal of Science

National Medal of Science

Since its establishment in 1959, the National Medal of Science has been awarded to distinguished scientists and engineers whose careers spanned decades of research and development. Twenty scientists associated with The Rockefeller University have been honored with this award:
National Medal of Science
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., was awarded the 2008 National Medal of Science for her distinguished career studying how stem cells in the skin undergo their orderly but complicated cycle of self-renewal, how they are coaxed to heal wounds and what goes wrong in disease.

Current Faculty

National Medal of Science
Elaine Fuchs
2008 National Medal of Science
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
National Medal of Science
Torsten N. Wiesel
2005 National Medal of Science
Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Neurobiology
National Medal of Science
James E. Darnell Jr.
2002 National Medal of Science
Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology

Past Faculty

National Medal of Science
James Glimm
2002 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
David Baltimore
1999 National Medal of Science
President Emeritus
National Medal of Science
William K. Estes
1997 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
George A. Miller
1991 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Joshua Lederberg
1989 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
George E. Palade
1986 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Paul A. Weiss
1979 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Keith Porter
1976 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
George K. Uhlenbeck
1976 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
James A. Shannon
1974 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Frederick Seitz
1973 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Detlev W. Bronk
1968 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Fritz A. Lipmann
1966 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Donald D. Van Slyke
1965 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Peyton Rous
1965 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Theodosius Dobzhansky
1964 National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
Neal E. Miller
1964 National Medal of Science
Institute of Medicine

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National Academy of Medicine members

Institute of Medicine

National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine is a policy research organization that is recognized as a national resource of judgment and veracity in the analysis of issues relating to human health. The Academy's members are elected on the basis of their professional achievement and commitment to service. Eighteen Rockefeller University scientists are members of the National Academy of Medicine.
Institute of Medicine
Jean Laurent-Casanova, M.D., Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015 in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Current Faculty

Institute of Medicine
Jean-Laurent Casanova
2015 National Academy of Medicine
Professor
St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases
Institute of Medicine
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
2011 National Academy of Medicine
Carson Family Professor
Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair
Institute of Medicine
Titia de Lange
2010 National Academy of Medicine
Leon Hess Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics
Institute of Medicine
Robert B. Darnell
2010 National Academy of Medicine
Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology
Institute of Medicine
Michel C. Nussenzweig
2009 National Academy of Medicine
Zanvil A. Cohn and Ralph M. Steinman Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
Institute of Medicine
Jeffrey V. Ravetch
2007 National Academy of Medicine
Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Professor
Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology
Institute of Medicine
Jeffrey M. Friedman
2005 National Academy of Medicine
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Institute of Medicine
Richard P. Lifton
2002 National Academy of Medicine
Carson Family Professor
Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics
Institute of Medicine
Günter Blobel
2000 National Academy of Medicine
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology
Institute of Medicine
Barry S. Coller
1999 National Academy of Medicine
David Rockefeller Professor
Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology
Institute of Medicine
Paul Greengard
1999 National Academy of Medicine
Vincent Astor Professor
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Institute of Medicine
Bruce S. McEwen
1998 National Academy of Medicine
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
Institute of Medicine
Jan L. Breslow
1997 National Academy of Medicine
Frederick Henry Leonhardt Professor
Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism
Institute of Medicine
David D. Ho
1997 National Academy of Medicine
Irene Diamond Professor
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Institute of Medicine
Torsten N. Wiesel
1996 National Academy of Medicine
Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Neurobiology
Institute of Medicine
Elaine Fuchs
1994 National Academy of Medicine
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
Institute of Medicine
Emil C. Gotschlich
1988 National Academy of Medicine
R. Gwin Follis-Chevron Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis
Institute of Medicine
Purnell W. Choppin
1984 National Academy of Medicine
Professor Emeritus

Past Faculty

Institute of Medicine
Ralph M. Steinman
2002 National Academy of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
Arnold J. Levine
1995 National Academy of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
Jules Hirsch
1993 National Academy of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
David Baltimore
1988 National Academy of Medicine
President Emeritus
Institute of Medicine
James G. Hirsch
1974 National Academy of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
Joshua Lederberg
1971 National Academy of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
Vincent P. Dole
1971 National Academy of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
Henry G. Kunkel
1970 National Academy of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
Maclyn McCarty
1970 National Academy of Medicine
National Academy of Sciences

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National Academy of Sciences members or foreign associates

National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is comprised of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Members and foreign associates are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Thirty-nine Rockefeller University scientists are members or foreign associates of The National Academy of Sciences.
National Academy of Sciences
In 2017, Mary E. Hatten was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Hatten, who is Frederick P. Rose Professor at Rockefeller, studies the development of cellular architecture in the mammalian brain. Her work on how neurons differentiate and migrate has provided insights on the genetics of brain disease, as well as on conditions related to developmental abnormalities, such as autism, attention deficit disorder, and childhood epilepsy.

Current Faculty

National Academy of Sciences
Mary E. Hatten
2017 National Academy of Sciences
Frederick P. Rose Professor
Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology
National Academy of Sciences
Nathaniel Heintz
2016 National Academy of Sciences
James and Marilyn Simons Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
National Academy of Sciences
Stanislas Leibler
2016 National Academy of Sciences
Gladys T. Perkin Professor
Laboratory of Living Matter
National Academy of Sciences
Jean-Laurent Casanova
2015 National Academy of Sciences
Professor
St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases
National Academy of Sciences
Leslie B. Vosshall
2015 National Academy of Sciences
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior
National Academy of Sciences
Robert B. Darnell
2014 National Academy of Sciences
Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology
National Academy of Sciences
Michel C. Nussenzweig
2011 National Academy of Sciences
Zanvil A. Cohn and Ralph M. Steinman Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
National Academy of Sciences
Eric D. Siggia
2009 National Academy of Sciences
Viola Ward Brinning and Elbert Calhoun Brinning Professor
Laboratory of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
National Academy of Sciences
Seth A. Darst
2008 National Academy of Sciences
Jack Fishman Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
National Academy of Sciences
Michael W. Young
2007 National Academy of Sciences
Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
National Academy of Sciences
Albert J. Libchaber
2007 National Academy of Sciences
Detlev W. Bronk Professor
Laboratory of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
National Academy of Sciences
Jeffrey V. Ravetch
2006 National Academy of Sciences
Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Professor
Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology
National Academy of Sciences
Michael O'Donnell
2006 National Academy of Sciences
Anthony and Judith Evnin Professor
Laboratory of DNA Replication
National Academy of Sciences
Titia de Lange
2006 National Academy of Sciences
Leon Hess Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics
National Academy of Sciences
Charles D. Gilbert
2006 National Academy of Sciences
Arthur and Janet Ross Professor
Laboratory of Neurobiology
National Academy of Sciences
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
2005 National Academy of Sciences
Carson Family Professor
Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair
National Academy of Sciences
C. David Allis
2005 National Academy of Sciences
Joy and Jack Fishman Professor
Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics
National Academy of Sciences
Charles M. Rice
2005 National Academy of Sciences
Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology
Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease
National Academy of Sciences
Cori Bargmann
2003 National Academy of Sciences
Torsten N. Wiesel Professor
Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior
National Academy of Sciences
Barry S. Coller
2003 National Academy of Sciences
David Rockefeller Professor
Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology
National Academy of Sciences
Jeffrey M. Friedman
2001 National Academy of Sciences
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
National Academy of Sciences
Richard P. Lifton
2001 National Academy of Sciences
Carson Family Professor
Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics
National Academy of Sciences
Roderick MacKinnon
2001 National Academy of Sciences
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics
National Academy of Sciences
Bruce S. McEwen
1997 National Academy of Sciences
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
National Academy of Sciences
Joel E. Cohen
1997 National Academy of Sciences
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor
Laboratory of Populations
National Academy of Sciences
Elaine Fuchs
1996 National Academy of Sciences
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
National Academy of Sciences
Paul Nurse
1995 National Academy of Sciences
Professor
Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology
National Academy of Sciences
Jan L. Breslow
1995 National Academy of Sciences
Frederick Henry Leonhardt Professor
Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism
National Academy of Sciences
Donald W. Pfaff
1994 National Academy of Sciences
Professor
Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior
National Academy of Sciences
A. James Hudspeth
1991 National Academy of Sciences
F.M. Kirby Professor
Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience
National Academy of Sciences
Fernando Nottebohm
1988 National Academy of Sciences
Dorothea L. Leonhardt Professor
Laboratory of Animal Behavior
National Academy of Sciences
Mitchell J. Feigenbaum
1988 National Academy of Sciences
Toyota Professor
Laboratory of Mathematical Physics
National Academy of Sciences
Robert G. Roeder
1988 National Academy of Sciences
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
National Academy of Sciences
Emil C. Gotschlich
1987 National Academy of Sciences
R. Gwin Follis-Chevron Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis
National Academy of Sciences
Günter Blobel
1983 National Academy of Sciences
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology
National Academy of Sciences
Torsten N. Wiesel
1980 National Academy of Sciences
Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Neurobiology
National Academy of Sciences
Paul Greengard
1978 National Academy of Sciences
Vincent Astor Professor
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
National Academy of Sciences
Purnell W. Choppin
1977 National Academy of Sciences
Professor Emeritus
National Academy of Sciences
James E. Darnell Jr.
1973 National Academy of Sciences
Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology

Past Faculty

National Academy of Sciences
Ralph M. Steinman
2001 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Arnold J. Levine
1991 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Anthony Cerami
1991 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Emil Thomas Kaiser
1987 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Hidesaburo Hanafusa
1985 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
James Glimm
1984 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Marilyn G. Farquhar
1984 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
David Luck
1984 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Gian-Carlo Rota
1982 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
George E. Palade
1980 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Henry P. McKean Jr.
1980 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Richard M. Krause
1977 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Christian de Duve
1975 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Igor Tamm
1975 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Merrill W. Chase
1975 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Zanvil A. Cohn
1975 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Philip Siekevitz
1975 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Kenneth M. Case
1975 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
David Baltimore
1974 National Academy of Sciences
President Emeritus
National Academy of Sciences
Edward H. Ahrens Jr.
1973 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
William Trager
1973 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
James G. Hirsch
1972 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Alexander G. Bearn
1972 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
R. Bruce Merrifield
1972 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Vincent P. Dole
1972 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Rodney L. Cool
1972 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Peter Marler
1971 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Rebecca C. Lancefield
1970 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Norton D. Zinder
1969 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Gerald M. Edelman
1969 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Moses Kunitz
1967 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Henry G. Kunkel
1967 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Philip Levine
1966 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Floyd Ratliff
1966 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Sam Granick
1965 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Mark Kac
1965 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Keith Porter
1964 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
William K. Estes
1963 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Maclyn McCarty
1963 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Abraham Pais
1962 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Rollin D. Hotchkiss
1961 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
William H. Stein
1960 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Stanford Moore
1960 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Donald R. Griffin
1960 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Armin C. Braun
1960 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Carl Pfaffmann
1959 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Frank Brink Jr.
1959 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Walther F. Goebel
1958 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Neal E. Miller
1958 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Joshua Lederberg
1957 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
George K. Uhlenbeck
1955 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Alfred E. Mirksy
1954 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Frank L. Horsfall Jr.
1953 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
David P.C. Lloyd
1953 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Theodore Shedlovsky
1953 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Edward L. Tatum
1952 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Philip D. McMaster
1952 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
D. Wayne Woolley
1952 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Frederick Seitz
1951 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Lyman C. Craig
1950 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Fritz A. Lipmann
1950 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Rafael Lorente de Nó
1950 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
H. Keffer Hartline
1948 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Paul A. Weiss
1947 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Lewis G. Longsworth
1947 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Theodosius Dobzhansky
1943 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Leonor Michaelis
1943 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
René Dubos
1941 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Wendell M. Stanley
1941 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Richard E. Shope
1940 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
James B. Murphy
1940 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Detlev W. Bronk
1939 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Duncan A. Macinnes
1937 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Thomas M. Rivers
1934 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
John H. Northrop
1934 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Herbert S. Gasser
1934 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Oswald T. Avery
1933 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Walter A. Jacobs
1932 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Karl Landsteiner
1932 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Louis O. Kunkel
1932 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Peyton Rous
1927 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Florence R. Sabin
1925 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Eugene L. Opie
1923 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Rufus Cole
1922 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Donald D. Van Slyke
1921 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
W.J.V. Osterhout
1919 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
P.A.T. Levene
1916 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Samuel J. Meltzer
1912 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Jacques Loeb
1910 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Simon Flexner
1908 National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Theobald Smith
1908 National Academy of Sciences
Canada Gairdner International Award

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Gairdner Foundation International awardees

Canada Gairdner International Award

Gairdner Foundation International Award

The Gairdner Foundation is devoted to the recognition of outstanding achievement in biomedical research worldwide. The awards recognize individuals whose work or contribution constitutes tangible achievement in the field of medical science. Since 1959, when the first Gairdner Foundation International Awards were presented, 18 recipients have been associated with The Rockefeller University.
Canada Gairdner International Award
Titia de Lange, Ph.D., received the 2014 Canada Gairdner International Award in recognition of her discovery of the mechanisms by which mammalian telomeres are protected from deleterious DNA repair and damage responses.

Current Faculty

Canada Gairdner International Award
Titia de Lange
2014 Canada Gairdner International Award
Leon Hess Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics
Canada Gairdner International Award
Jeffrey V. Ravetch
2012 Canada Gairdner International Award
Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Professor
Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology
Canada Gairdner International Award
Michael W. Young
2012 Canada Gairdner International Award
Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
Canada Gairdner International Award
C. David Allis
2007 Canada Gairdner International Award
Joy and Jack Fishman Professor
Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics
Canada Gairdner International Award
Jeffrey M. Friedman
2005 Canada Gairdner International Award
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Canada Gairdner International Award
Roderick MacKinnon
2001 Canada Gairdner International Award
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics
Canada Gairdner International Award
Robert G. Roeder
2000 Canada Gairdner International Award
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Canada Gairdner International Award
Paul Nurse
1992 Canada Gairdner International Award
Professor
Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology
Canada Gairdner International Award
James E. Darnell Jr.
1986 Canada Gairdner International Award
Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology
Canada Gairdner International Award
Günter Blobel
1982 Canada Gairdner International Award
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Laboratory of Cell Biology

Past Faculty

Canada Gairdner International Award
Ralph M. Steinman
2003 Canada Gairdner International Award
Canada Gairdner International Award
David Baltimore
1974 Canada Gairdner International Award
President Emeritus
Canada Gairdner International Award
R. Bruce Merrifield
1970 Canada Gairdner International Award
Canada Gairdner International Award
Vincent P. Dole
1970 Canada Gairdner International Award
Canada Gairdner International Award
Christian de Duve
1967 Canada Gairdner International Award
Canada Gairdner International Award
George E. Palade
1967 Canada Gairdner International Award
Canada Gairdner International Award
Keith Porter
1964 Canada Gairdner International Award
Canada Gairdner International Award
Henry G. Kunkel
1962 Canada Gairdner International Award

An international award for writing about science

The Lewis Thomas Prize, first established in 1993 by the trustees of The Rockefeller University, honors scientists as inspirational authors.

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.


An award recognizing outstanding women in biomedicine

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, established by Rockefeller scientist Dr. Paul Greengard and his wife, the sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard, recognizes exceptional female scientists.

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