Research Awards & Honors

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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.

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne

Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair

Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. 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

Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Alexandra Joyner

Courtney Steel Chair

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney

Senior Faculty Chair

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

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

Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alfred P. Sloan Chair

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians

William E. Snee Chair

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Larry Norton, MD
Larry Norton

Senior Vice President, Office of the President; Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center; Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Program, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Dinshaw Patel

Abby Rockefeller Mauze Chair of Experimental Therapeutics

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne

Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

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

Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Dr. Stewart Shuman
Stewart Shuman

Simon H. Rifkind Chair

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows
Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians

William E. Snee Chair

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD
Hedvig Hricak

Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. 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
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellows
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz Jr.

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

Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. 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; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Larry Norton, MD
Larry Norton

Senior Vice President, Office of the President; Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center; Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Pictured: Neal Rosen
Neal Rosen
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

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

Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

American Philosophical Society
Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

Member, Developmental Biology

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. 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
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, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Charles M. Rudin
Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Ingo Mellinghoff
Ingo K. Mellinghoff
Pictured: Dr. Ross Levine
Ross L. Levine
Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Omar Abdel-Wahab
Omar Abdel-Wahab

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Attending Physician, Leukemia Service

Main Image_Prasad Adusumilli
Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Service; Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty
Sarat Chandarlapaty

Patricia and James Cayne Chair for Junior Faculty

Yu Chen
Yu Chen
Ping Chi
Ping Chi

Associate Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Luis Diaz
Luis 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
Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Pictured: Hans-Guido Wendel
Hans-Guido Wendel

Member/Professor, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pictured: Richard Kolesnick
Richard N. Kolesnick
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue

David M. Rubenstein Center Chair for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Director, Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Katharine C. Hsu, MD, PhD
Katharine C. Hsu

Professor of Medicine

Pictured: Alan Houghton
Alan Houghton
Michael Glickman
Michael S. Glickman
Pictured: James Fagin
James A. Fagin

Head, Division of Subspecialty Medicine; Member, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Emily H. Cheng, MD, PhD
Emily H. Cheng

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

Association of American Physicians
Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Pictured: Neal Rosen
Neal Rosen
Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Katharine C. Hsu, MD, PhD
Katharine C. Hsu

Professor of Medicine

Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit
Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Charles M. Rudin
Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Michael Glickman
Michael S. Glickman
Pictured: James Fagin
James A. Fagin

Head, Division of Subspecialty Medicine; Member, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Crafoord Science Prize
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

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

Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award
David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Dorothy P. Landon Prize for Translational Cancer Research
Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alfred P. Sloan Chair

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney

Senior Faculty Chair

Dana Pe'er, PhD
Dana Pe'er

Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI; Scientific Director, Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alan and Sandra Gerry Endowed Chair

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

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

Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Jennifer Zallen
Jennifer A. Zallen
Inserm International Prize
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University Medical Center
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

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

MacArthur Fellow
Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer
Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Massry Prize
pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne

Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair

National Academy of Medicine Members
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 of Clinical Oncology

Lisa M. DeAngelis
Lisa M. DeAngelis

Chief Physician Executive; Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Chair

Memorial Sloan Kettering Surgeon Jeffrey Drebin
Jeffrey Drebin

Chair, Department of Surgery | Acting Hospital President; Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery

Kathleen Foley
Kathleen Foley
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD
Hedvig Hricak

Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair

Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Alexandra Joyner

Courtney Steel Chair

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. 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; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; 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; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Program, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Malcolm Pike, Attending Epidemiologist
Malcolm Pike

Attending Epidemiologist

Jerome Posner
Jerome Posner
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

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

Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgery

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
National Academy of Sciences Members
Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Dinshaw Patel

Abby Rockefeller Mauze Chair of Experimental Therapeutics

Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

Samuel Danishefsky, PhD (emeritus)
Samuel J. Danishefsky

Emeritus

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney

Senior Faculty Chair

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

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

Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alfred P. Sloan Chair

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Program, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne

Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

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

Dr. Charles Sawyers
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Pershing Square Sohn Prize
Daniel Bachovchin
Daniel Bachovchin

Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Pictured: Dr. Vinod Balachandran
Vinod Balachandran

Member, David. M Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Adrienne A. Boire
Adrienne A. Boire
Yael David
Yael David
Lydia Finley, PhD
Lydia Finley

Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Alex Kentsis
Andrea Schietinger
Andrea Schietinger

Associate Member, Immunology Program, SKI; Catherine and Frederick R. Adler Chair for Junior Faculty

William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

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

Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering