OCT. 26, 2022 Read about Lasker scientists who developed vaccines against infectious diseases, listen to our podcast featuring James Darnell, and view the latest video shorts from our series Ask a Scientist. The Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Lasker Awards.
May 10, 2022 Read about Marc Feldmann's contributions to the fight against rheumatoid arthritis, watch Katalin Karikó discuss the development of mRNA therapies, and listen to the third episode of our podcast Classic Lasker, featuring Ralph Steinman.
MAY 5, 2022 In the 2022 Lasker-APSA Lecture, Katalin Karikó traces the history of messenger RNA, from its discovery in the early 1960s, through the modifications that enabled it to be used to rapidly deploy effective Covid-19 vaccines, and then looks forward toward the development of new mRNA therapies.
APR. 6, 2022 Read about Matthew Meselson, who was recognized with a Lasker Award for his extraordinary contributions to two different areas of the scientific enterprise: molecular biology and public policy.
APR. 6, 2022 Janet Rowley had to wait nine months to start medical school because the quota for women had been filled. She went on to win a Lasker Award for transforming our understanding of the genetics of cancer, making it possible to diagnose cancer at the molecular level. Listen to her story.
MAR. 14, 2022 Meet groundbreaking scientist and humanitarian Mary Claire King and check out the first episode of our podcast Classic Lasker, featuring Paul Zamecnik. And don't forget that the 2022 Lasker Essay Contest closes on March 30 at 2pm Eastern Time.