Lauren Gardner, this year's Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award winner, in front of the COVID-19 dashboard she helped create.
2022 Lasker Award Winners Announced
This year’s awards recognize work on integrins, noninvasive prenatal screening, and COVID-19 data tracking.
2022 Lasker Award Winners Announced
2022 Lasker Award Winners Announced

This year’s awards recognize work on integrins, noninvasive prenatal screening, and COVID-19 data tracking.

This year’s awards recognize work on integrins, noninvasive prenatal screening, and COVID-19 data tracking.

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An outstretched hand holds a collection of prize medals in the sunlight
Analysis: Asian Researchers Scarce Among Biomedical Award Winners
Dan Robitzski | Feb 4, 2022
Multiple prestigious US biomedical research awards have rarely or never been granted to a scientist with Asian ancestry, illustrating racial bias within American research societies and institutions, a researcher argues.
cartoon image showing colorful collection of syringes, coronavirus particles, and mrna to represent the vaccine development
Optogenetics and mRNA Vaccines Net Lasker Awards
Annie Melchor | Sep 24, 2021
This year’s winners are Dieter Oesterhelt, Peter Hegemann, Karl Deisseroth, Drew Weissman, Katalin Karikó, and David Baltimore.
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Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.
Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
Anne N. Connor | Mar 1, 2018
From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.
Rapping About Rapamycin
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
Relive the Lasker Award speech from University of Basel biologist Michael Hall.
Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Feb 19, 2018
Günter Blobel, known for his work on the signal hypothesis of protein targeting, has died from cancer at age 81.
Prizes Bigger than the Nobel
Shawna Williams | Oct 5, 2017
The Nobel Prize may garner the most attention, but there are other biomedical awards at least as lucrative.
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2017
Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year’s prizes.
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Six Scientists Receive Lasker Awards
Eugene Russo | Oct 15, 2000
Ubiquitin-related research has made the transition from the basic to clinical arena in the past decade, and the field is now central to understanding diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders.