2022

June 2022 Newsletter

June 14, 2022
Read about the Lasker Public Service Awards, listen to our podcast Classic Lasker featuring William Foege, and view short videos from our new series Ask a Scientist.

Classic Lasker: William Foege

June 14, 2022
William Foege helped eradicate smallpox, served as the CDC director, and trained young public health professionals. Listen as Foege shares the trials and triumphs of his career.

In Memoriam: John Edward Porter

JUNE 8, 2022
John Edward Porter, whose legislative efforts to increase support for medical research was recognized with a Lasker Award has passed away at 87.

May 2022 Newsletter

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.

Classic Lasker: Ralph Steinman

May 10, 2022
Ralph Steinman eloquently explains the role of dendritic cells and what it felt like to receive the Lasker award.

Katalin Karikó: Developing mRNA for Therapy

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.

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