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Lasker Award Winners of AAI

Since 1946, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has recognized outstanding contributions to biomedical science. The Lasker Awards, presented in the categories of "Basic Medical Research," "Clinical Medical Research," "Public Service," and "Special Achievement in Medical Science," are widely recognized as the highest honors bestowed upon medical scientists by an American organization. Because 83 Lasker recipients have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize, the Lasker Awards have earned the nickname, "America's Nobels."

AAI members' accomplishments have been recognized by the Lasker Foundation since the awards were first presented. In all, 50 AAI members have received Lasker Awards, and at least one AAI member has been recognized in each of the four award categories.

Karl Landsteiner, M.D. (AAI '22)

Karl Landsteiner
AAI '22
1946 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Philip Levine, M.D. (AAI '25)

Philip Levine
AAI '25
1946 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Alexander S. Wiener, M.D. (AAI '32)

Alexander S. Wiener
AAI '32
1946 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Oswald T. Avery, M.D. (AAI '20)

Oswald T. Avery
AAI '20
1947 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Thomas Francis, Jr., M.D. (AAI '30)

Thomas Francis, Jr.
AAI '30
1947 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

René J. Dubos, Ph.D. (AAI '38)

René J. Dubos
AAI '38
1948 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

L. Royal Christensen, Ph.D. (AAI '42)

L. R. Christensen
AAI '42
1949 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

William S. Tillett, M.D. (AAI '27)

William S. Tillett
AAI '27
1949 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Karl F. Meyer, M.D. (AAI '22)

Karl F. Meyer
AAI '22
1951 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Elise L'Esperance, M.D. (AAI '20)

Elise L'Esperance
AAI '20
1951 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

F. Macfarlane Burnet, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI '61)

F. Macfarlane Burnet
AAI '61
1952 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Michael Heidelberger, Ph.D. (AAI '35)

Michael Heidelberger
AAI '35
1953 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

John F. Enders, Ph.D. (AAI '36)

John F. Enders
AAI '36
1954 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Jonas E. Salk, M.D. (AAI '47)

Jonas E. Salk
AAI '47
1956 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Alfred D. Hershey, Ph.D. (AAI '42)

Alfred D. Hershey
AAI '42
1958 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Albert H. Coons, M.D. (AAI '50)

Albert H. Coons
AAI '50
1959 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Jules Freund, M.D. (AAI '24)

Jules Freund
AAI '24
1959 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

John H. Dingle, Sc.D., M.D. (AAI '41)

John H. Dingle
AAI '41
1959 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Joseph E. Smadel, M.D. (AAI '37)

Joseph E. Smadel
AAI '37
1962 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Albert B. Sabin, M.D. (AAI '46)

Albert B. Sabin
AAI '46
1965 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Robert A. Good, Ph.D., M.D., D.Sc. (AAI '57)

Robert A. Good
AAI '57
1970 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Frank J. Dixon, M.D. (AAI '50)

Frank J. Dixon
AAI '50
1975 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Henry G. Kunkel, M.D. (AAI '62)

Henry G. Kunkel
AAI '62
1975 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Robert Austrian, M.D. (AAI '60)

Robert Austrian
AAI '60
1978 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Emil C. Gotschlich, M.D. (AAI '69)

Emil Gotschlich
AAI '69
1978 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Michael Heidelberger, Ph.D. (AAI '35)

Michael Heidelberger
AAI '35
1978 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

William Pollack, Ph.D., M.D. (AAI '68)

William Pollack
AAI '68
1980 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Maurice R. Hilleman, Ph.D. (AAI '49)

Maurice R. Hilleman
AAI '49
1983 Albert Lasker Public Service Award

Georges J. F. Köhler, Ph.D. (AAI '85)

Georges J. F. Köhler
AAI '85
1984 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

César Milstein, Ph.D. (AAI '79)

César Milstein
AAI '79
1984 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Michael Potter, M.D. (AAI '66)

Michael Potter
AAI '66
1984 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Myron Essex, D.V.M., Ph.D. (AAI '74)

Myron Essex
AAI '74
1986 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Leroy E. Hood, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI '69)

Leroy E. Hood
AAI '69
1987 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Susumu Tonegawa, Ph.D. (AAI '80)

Susumu Tonegawa
AAI '80
1987 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Donald Metcalf, M.D. (AAI '92)

Donald Metcalf
AAI '92
1993 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D. (AAI '81)

Stanley Prusiner
AAI '81
1994 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Maclyn McCarty, M.D. (AAI '47)

Maclyn McCarty
AAI '47
1994 Albert Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science

Peter C. Doherty, Ph.D. (AAI '76)

Peter C. Doherty
AAI '76
1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Jack L. Strominger, M.D. (AAI '75)

Jack Strominger
AAI '75
1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Emil R. Unanue, M.D. (AAI '66)

Emil R. Unanue
AAI '66
1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Don C. Wiley, Ph.D. (AAI '00)

Don C. Wiley
AAI '00
1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Rolf M. Zinkernagel, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI '76)

Rolf Zinkernagel
AAI '76
1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Rachel Schneerson, M.D. (AAI '75)

Rachel Schneerson
AAI '75
1996 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

John B. Robbins, M.D. (AAI '65)

John B. Robbins
AAI '65
1996 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Peter C. Nowell, M.D. (AAI '73)

Peter C. Nowell
AAI '73
1998 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Robert Roeder, Ph.D. (AAI '00)

Robert Roeder
AAI '00
2003 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Marc Feldmann, Ph.D. (AAI '75)

Marc Feldmann
AAI '75
2003 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Ralph M. Steinman, M.D. (AAI '75)

Ralph Steinman
AAI '75
2007 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (AAI '73)

Anthony S. Fauci
AAI '73
2007 Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

James P. Allison, Ph.D. (AAI '78)

James P. Allison, Ph.D.
AAI '78
2015 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

 

 


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