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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 | 5 min read
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 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.
Rapping About Rapamycin
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018 | 1 min read
Relive the Lasker Award speech from University of Basel biologist Michael Hall.
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2017 | 2 min read
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.
Oliver Smithies, Technologist Behind Knockout Mice, Dies
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2017 | 3 min read
The Nobel laureate and Lasker awardee developed tools that facilitated decades of genetics research, including starch gel electrophoresis and gene targeting.
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 13, 2016 | 2 min read
Discoveries involving a key cellular oxygen-sensing pathway and hepatitis C virus replication are among those recognized with awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 8, 2015 | 1 min read
DNA-damage response and cancer immunotherapy discoveries are among those recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.
Obesity Research Pioneer Dies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 28, 2014 | 1 min read
Douglas Coleman, the biochemist and geneticist whose early experiments led to the discovery of leptin, has passed away at age 82.
Top Scientists of 2013
Tracy Vence | Dec 24, 2013 | 3 min read
The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.
Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 23, 2013 | 2 min read
Candace Pert, who helped discover opioid receptors, has passed away at age 67.
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 9, 2013 | 1 min read
Discoveries related to rapid neurotransmitter release are among those recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.
Top Scientists of 2012
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2012 | 3 min read
A roundup of those awarded this year’s most prestigious scientific prizes
Lasker Winners Announced
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2012 | 2 min read
This year’s prizes are awarded for advances in liver transplantation, cell biology, and leadership in biomedical science.
Lasker Winners Announced
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2011 | 2 min read
Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
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