The Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

2017 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences


Lurie Prize Overview

Lurie PrizeIn 2017, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will present the fifth annual Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, a $100,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. The Prize is made possible by a generous gift from FNIH Board member Ann Lurie.

The awardee will be selected by a jury of six distinguished biomedical researchers, chaired by Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Psychiatry, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The nomination period is now closed. The winner will be announced in early 2017. The prize will be presented at the FNIH Award Ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Former Prize Winners

Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School

Introduction to Dr. Lee's Science

Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D2015:
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

Introduction to Dr. Deisseroth's Science

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.2014:
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley

Introduction to Dr. Doudna's Science

Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D.2013:
Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D.
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine

Introduction to Dr. Medzhitov's Science




About Ann Lurie

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