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.
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.
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. 9, 2021 Listen as 1996 Lasker Award winner Paul Zamecnik tells us how he got into basic research as WWII was imminent, about not winning the Nobel prize, and his chance encounters that would set him on his scientific path.