Lurie Prize Overview
In 2017, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will present the fifth annual Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences to David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D., Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, a Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Sabatini identified the mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) cellular pathway as a key regulator of growth and metabolism in response to nutrients and its impact on age-related diseases. Read more in this press release.
The $100,000 award recognizes outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research and is made possible by a generous gift from FNIH Board Member Ann Lurie. Dr. Sabatini was 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 and Vice Chairman for Science of the FNIH.
The award will be presented at the FNIH Award Ceremony, hosted by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Washington D.C. Ticket and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, visit fnih.org/awardceremony.
Former Prize Winners
Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley
Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D.
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine
About Ann Lurie
A full biography and description of Ann Lurie’s philanthropic philosophy and accomplishments can be found at www.annlurie.com.
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