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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.
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
Lillian Cohn portrait
Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Lillian Cohn
Fondation IPSEN Endocrine Regulations Prize
Bruce S. McEwen
Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Elaine Fuchs
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
David C. Gadsby
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

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

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.