Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Lasker awards.
1. Basic Medical Research Award:
William G. Kaelin, of Dana Farber-Harvard Cancer Center.
Gregg L. Semenza, of Johns Hopkins University.
They helped identify how all animals react to variations in oxygen. They share the award with Peter J. Ratcliffe, of Oxford University. Click on their names to read the articles they wrote for various Annual Reviews journals.
2. Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award:
Charles M. Rice, of Rockefeller University.
He shares the award with Ralf F. W. Bartenschlager, of the University of Heidelberg, and Michael J. Sofia, of Arbutus Biopharma. Drs. Rice and Bartenschlager were able to find a way to make the Hepatitis C virus replicate in laboratory conditions, which allowed research to proceed. Dr. Sofia then developed a drug that made it possible to treat the disease. Click on Dr. Rice’s name to browse the articles he wrote for various Annual Reviews journals.
3. Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science:
Bruce M. Alberts, of the University of California, San Francisco.
He was recognized for his work in molecular biology and his efforts toward science education. Click on his name to browse the articles he wrote for the Annual Review of Biochemistry.