What was life like for Lasker Laureates while they were doing their Award-winning work?
Listen in as Award Winners share their personal stories. You will hear about starting off in research during a World War, learn how Laureates navigated family and career, and find out how their discoveries, now heralded as groundbreaking, were met by their peers. Whether you’re a history buff, a science enthusiast, or a history of science nerd, this podcast from the archives of the Lasker Foundation is for you.
A fertile collaboration
An interview with Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards won the 2001 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award for the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a technological advance that revolutionized the treatment of infertility. In this interview given shortly after he received the Award, Edwards describes the painstaking care he and his collaborators took to make sure every step of the process was correct before moving into humans, and shares his joy in their final success.