Research Awards & Honors

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers are a distinguished group of investigators who have been recognized by national and international organizations for their work in science and medicine.

Listed below are some of the prestigious awards and honors our scientists have received.

Pictured: Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

pictured: Mark Ptashne

Mark S. Ptashne

Kathryn Adnerson

Kathryn V. Anderson

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Dinshaw Patel

Dinshaw Patel

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pictured: Dr. Stewart Shuman

Stewart Shuman

pictured: Mark Ptashne

Mark S. Ptashne

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Samuel Danishefsky

Samuel Danishefsky

Emeritus

Pictured: Maria Jasin

Maria Jasin

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney

Scott Keeney

Pictured: Christopher Lima

Christopher D. Lima

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Joan Massagué, PhD

Joan Massagué

Executive Director, GMTEC; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Luis Parada

Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Ken Marians

Kenneth J. Marians

Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

Scott Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

Pictured: Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Pictured: Alexandra Joyner

Alexandra Joyner

Pictured: Jerard Hurwitz

Jerard Hurwitz

Emeritus

Kathryn Adnerson

Kathryn V. Anderson

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Ken Marians

Kenneth J. Marians

Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

Scott Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

Pictured: Samuel Danishefsky

Samuel Danishefsky

Emeritus

Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD

Hedvig Hricak

Chair, Department of Radiology

Pictured: Jerard Hurwitz

Jerard Hurwitz

Emeritus

Pictured: Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Yueming Li, PhD

Yueming Li

Pictured: Bayard Clarkson

Bayard Clarkson

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Joan Massagué, PhD

Joan Massagué

Executive Director, GMTEC; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Pictured: Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok

Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service; Member and Attending Physician

Pictured: Peter Bach

Peter B. Bach

Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes

Pictured: Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar

Pictured: David Solit

David B. Solit

Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

David Scheinberg

David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK

Pictured: Michel Sadelain

Michel Sadelain

Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD

Charles M. Rudin

Pictured: Eric Pamer

Eric G. Pamer

Director, Lucille Castori Center for Microbes, Inflammation, and Cancer

Pictured: Kenneth Offit

Kenneth Offit

Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff

Ingo K. Mellinghoff

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Pictured: Dr. Ross Levine

Ross L. Levine

Memorial Sloan Kettering hematologic oncologist C. Ola Landgren

C. Ola Landgren

Chief, Myeloma Service

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Dr. Abdel-Wahab

Omar Abdel-Wahab

Prasad S. Adusumilli

Prasad S. Adusumilli

Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty

Sarat Chandarlapaty

Pictured: Yu Chen

Yu Chen

Pictured: Ping Chi

Ping Chi

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Luis Diaz

Luis Alberto Diaz, Jr.

Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Grayer Family Chair

Jan Grimm, MD, PhD

Jan Grimm

Pictured: Dr. Tobias Hohl

Tobias M. Hohl

Chief, Infectious Diseases Service

Pictured: Alex Kentsis

Alex Kentsis

Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer

Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink

Marcel R. M. van den Brink

Pictured: Hans-Guido Wendel

Hans-Guido Wendel

Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pictured: Richard Kolesnick

Richard N. Kolesnick

Pictured: Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue

Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue

Director of Genomics Research, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Pictured: Katharine C. Hsu

Katharine C. Hsu

Professor of Medicine

Pictured: Alan Houghton

Alan Houghton

Pictured: Michael Glickman

Michael S. Glickman

Pictured: James Fagin

James A. Fagin

Chief, Endocrinology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Hospital

Pictured: Bayard Clarkson

Bayard Clarkson

Emily H. Cheng, MD, PhD

Emily H. Cheng

Attending Pathologist, Department of Pathology; Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Timothy Chan

Timothy A. Chan

Pictured: Renier J. Brentjens

Renier J. Brentjens

Director, Cellular Therapeutics

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok

Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service; Member and Attending Physician

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

David Scheinberg

David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK

Pictured: Neal Rosen

Neal Rosen

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Eric Pamer

Eric G. Pamer

Director, Lucille Castori Center for Microbes, Inflammation, and Cancer

Pictured: Kenneth Offit

Kenneth Offit

Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink

Marcel R. M. van den Brink

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Pictured: Michael Glickman

Michael S. Glickman

Pictured: James Fagin

James A. Fagin

Chief, Endocrinology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Hospital

Pictured: Bayard Clarkson

Bayard Clarkson

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

David Scheinberg

David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Christopher Lima

Christopher D. Lima

Scott Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney

Scott Keeney

Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Jennifer Zallen

Jennifer A. Zallen

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer

Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Kathryn Adnerson

Kathryn V. Anderson

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Peter Bach

Peter B. Bach

Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes

Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS -- Vice President for International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology

Sir Murray F. Brennan

Senior Vice President of International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology

Lisa M. DeAngelis

Lisa M. DeAngelis

Acting Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital; Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in Honor of Jerome B. Posner

Jeffrey Drebin, surgeon and Chief, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Jeffrey Drebin

Chair, Department of Surgery; Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery

Pictured: Zvi Fuks

Zvi Fuks

Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD

Hedvig Hricak

Chair, Department of Radiology

Pictured: Maria Jasin

Maria Jasin

Pictured: Alexandra Joyner

Alexandra Joyner

Pictured: Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Pictured: Steven Larson

Steven M. Larson

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Joan Massagué, PhD

Joan Massagué

Executive Director, GMTEC; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Kenneth Offit, MD -- Chief, Clinical Genetics Service

Kenneth Offit

Chief, Clinical Genetics Service; Robert and Kate Niehaus Chair in Inherited Cancer Genomics; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine

Luis Parada

Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Malcolm Pike, Attending Epidemiologist

Malcolm Pike

Attending Epidemiologist

Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Peter T. Scardino, MD, FACS -- Chair, Department of Surgery; David H. Koch Chair; Member, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program

Peter T. Scardino

David H. Koch Chair

Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kathryn Adnerson

Kathryn V. Anderson

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Dinshaw Patel

Dinshaw Patel

Pictured: Maria Jasin

Maria Jasin

Pictured: Samuel Danishefsky

Samuel Danishefsky

Emeritus

Pictured: Jerard Hurwitz

Jerard Hurwitz

Emeritus

Pictured: Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Scott Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Joan Massagué, PhD

Joan Massagué

Executive Director, GMTEC; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Luis Parada

Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

pictured: Mark Ptashne

Mark S. Ptashne

Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chairman, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Scott Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Malcolm Moore

Malcolm A. S. Moore

Emeritus

Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Pictured: Michel Sadelain

Michel Sadelain

Director, Center for Cell Engineering