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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.

Research Awards & Honors Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Jeffrey Drebin, surgeon and Chief, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Jeffrey Drebin

Chair, Department of Surgery

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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: Joan Massagué

Joan Massagué

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

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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

The Stewart Shuman Lab

Stewart Shuman

The Mark Ptashne Lab

Mark S. Ptashne

Pictured: Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Maria Jasin

Maria Jasin

The Scott Keeney Lab

Scott Keeney

Pictured: Christopher Lima

Christopher D. Lima

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Pictured: Joan Massagué

Joan Massagué

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

The Alexander Rudensky Lab

Alexander Rudensky

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

The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Kenneth J. Marians

Kenneth J. Marians

Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

Pictured: 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

American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Kathryn Adnerson

Kathryn V. Anderson

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Pictured: Kenneth J. Marians

Kenneth J. Marians

Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

Pictured: 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

American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellows Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The José Baselga Lab

José Baselga

Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital

Pictured: Bayard Clarkson

Bayard Clarkson

Jimmie C. Holland, MD -- Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology

Jimmie C. Holland

Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

American Philosophical Society Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

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

American Society for Clinical Investigation Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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

Sohail Tavazoie

Sohail Tavazoie

Associate Professor, Rockefeller University, New York

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

Pictured: Charles Rudin

Charles M. Rudin

Pictured: Eric Pamer

Eric G. Pamer

Pictured: Kenneth Offit

Kenneth Offit

Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff

Ingo K. Mellinghoff

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Pictured: Ross Levine

Ross L. Levine

Memorial Sloan Kettering hematologic oncologist C. Ola Landgren

C. Ola Landgren

Chief, Myeloma Service

The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Lorenz Studer Lab

Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink

Marcel R. M. van den Brink

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

The Emily Cheng Lab

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

The José Baselga Lab

José Baselga

Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital

Association of American Physicians Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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

Neal Rosen

Neal Rosen

The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Eric Pamer

Eric G. Pamer

Pictured: Kenneth Offit

Kenneth Offit

Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink

Marcel R. M. van den Brink

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

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

The José Baselga Lab

José Baselga

Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Crafoord Science Prize Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Alexander Rudensky Lab

Alexander Rudensky

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

Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
David Scheinberg

David A. Scheinberg

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

Dorothy P. Landon Prize for Translational Cancer Research Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Jonathan Goldberg Lab

Jonathan Goldberg

Pictured: Christopher Lima

Christopher D. Lima

Pictured: Scott Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

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

Pictured: Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

The Scott Keeney Lab

Scott Keeney

The Alexander Rudensky Lab

Alexander Rudensky

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

The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Jennifer Zallen

Jennifer A. Zallen

Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University Medical Center Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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

MacArthur Fellow Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Lorenz Studer Lab

Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Massry Prize Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
National Academy of Medicine Members Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Kathryn Adnerson

Kathryn V. Anderson

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

The Alexander Rudensky Lab

Alexander Rudensky

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

Pictured: Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Peter Bach

Peter B. Bach

Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes

The José Baselga Lab

José Baselga

Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital

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

Sir Murray F. Brennan

Vice President for International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology; Director, The Bobst International Center

Lisa M. DeAngelis

Lisa M. DeAngelis

Chair, Department of Neurology; 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

Pictured: Zvi Fuks

Zvi Fuks

Jimmie C. Holland, MD -- Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology

Jimmie C. Holland

Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology

Pictured: Hedvig Hricak

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

The Steven Larson Lab

Steven M. Larson

Pictured: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Pictured: Joan Massagué

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

Luis Parada

Luis F. Parada

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

Malcolm Pike, Attending Epidemiologist

Malcolm Pike

Attending Epidemiologist

The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and 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

National Academy of Sciences Members Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Kathryn Adnerson

Kathryn V. Anderson

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

Pictured: Dinshaw Patel

Dinshaw Patel

Pictured: Maria Jasin

Maria Jasin

Pictured: Jerard Hurwitz

Jerard Hurwitz

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: Paul Marks

Paul A. Marks

Pictured: Joan Massagué

Joan Massagué

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

Pictured: Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

The Mark Ptashne Lab

Mark S. Ptashne

The Alexander Rudensky Lab

Alexander Rudensky

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

The Charles Sawyers Lab

Charles L. Sawyers

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

National Medal of Science Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: Scott Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

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

Pictured: Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
The Alexander Rudensky Lab

Alexander Rudensky

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

Pictured: Michel Sadelain

Michel Sadelain

Director, Center for Cell Engineering

William H. Nichols Medal Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: Joan Massagué

Joan Massagué

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