PODCASTS

Classic Lasker: Alec Jeffreys

APRIL 17, 2024
Find out how DNA fingerprinting was developed and hear how a phone call from a lawyer helped speed its adoption by the legal system.

Classic Lasker: Christopher Reeve

APRIL 17, 2024
2003 Lasker Laureate Christopher Reeve talks about the power of political activism and patient advocacy: “I truly believe that nothing is impossible.”

Classic Lasker: Nancy Brinker

MARCH. 19, 2024
Nancy Brinker won the 2005 Public Service Lasker Award for increasing public awareness of breast cancer. In this interview, she talks about building the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Classic Lasker: Evelyn Witkin

OCT. 18, 2023
Evelyn Witkin discovered the DNA-damage response, a fundamental mechanism that protects the genomes of all living organisms. Listen as she talks about her Award-winning work and what it was like to be at Cold Spring Harbor in the 1950s.

Classic Lasker: David Cushman

May 17, 2023
Listen as David Cushman tells the story of bringing captopril, the first orally active ACE inhibitor and one of the first medications developed through rational design, to the world.

Classic Lasker: Oliver Smithies

APR. 18, 2023
Oliver Smithies gene targeting technology revolutionized the study of human health and disease. Listen as this Lasker Laureate tells the story of how he turned his failure into a resounding success that forever changed biomedical research.

Classic Lasker: Willem J. Kolff

MAR 14, 2023
Willem Kolff wanted to save as many people as he could from renal failure. Listen as this Lasker Laureate tells the story of how he developed renal hemodialysis, artificial kidneys, and more.

Classic Lasker: Robert G. Edwards

NOV. 15, 2022
Millions of babies have been conceived through IVF, but developing the technology took decades. Robert Edwards guides us through the seminal research.

Classic Lasker: James Darnell Jr. 

OCT. 26, 2022
Lasker Laureate James Darnell details the discovery of RNA processing—just one of the fields that he broke open during his career. 

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