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2020 Highlights in Faculty Awards

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Nobel Prize

Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.

Rice is honored with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research that contributed to a cure for hepatitis C.

Canada Gairdner International Award

Canada Gairdner International Award for Biomedical Science

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Fuchs is honored for revealing the molecular mechanisms by which skin stem cells make and repair tissues.

Breakthrough Prize

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Friedman is recognized for the discovery of a new endocrine system through which adipose tissue signals the brain to regulate food intake.

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Pradel Research Award

Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.

The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Vosshall will receive the honor for her research into how disease-carrying mosquitoes select human hosts.

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Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

Kivanç Birsoy, Ph.D.

Birsoy is honored for his research examining how metabolic pathways regulate biological processes and contribute to disease.

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Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Paul Muller, Ph.D.

Muller receives the honor for his examination of the interactions between neurons and macrophages in the intestinal tract.


Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.

Hudspeth receives this honor for his pioneering work on the molecular and neural mechanisms of hearing.

Achievements Awarded to Rockefeller Scientists

Science & SciLifeLab Grand Prize for Young Scientists
Junyue Cao, Ph.D.

Max Planck-Humboldt Medal
Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Alexander Meekse, Ph.D.

Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research
Shixin Liu, Ph.D.

Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D.

Vallee Scholar
Li Zhao, Ph.D.

Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist
Amelia Escolano, Ph.D.
Marc Schneeberger Pané, Ph.D.

Searle Scholar
Amy E. Shyer, Ph.D.

Sinsheimer Award
Gregory M. Alushin, Ph.D.

Legion d’Honneur
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.