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
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize
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
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Kathryn Adnerson
Kathryn V. Anderson
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
Pictured: Samuel Danishefsky
Samuel Danishefsky

Emeritus

Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin
Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney
Pictured: Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

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 R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians
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
American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows
Kathryn Adnerson
Kathryn V. Anderson
Pictured: Paul Marks
Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians
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: 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
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellows
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 R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; 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
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
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
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

American Society for Clinical Investigation
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

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: 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 R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Dr. Abdel-Wahab
Omar Abdel-Wahab
Prasad S. Adusumilli
Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Service

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

Association of American Physicians
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

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 R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

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
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
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, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK

Dorothy P. Landon Prize for Translational Cancer Research
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
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
Pictured: Ming Li
Ming Li
Songhai Shi, PhD
Songhai Shi

Full Member

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Pictured: Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

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

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich
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 R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Jennifer Zallen
Jennifer A. Zallen
Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
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 S. 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
National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences
National Academy of Medicine Members
Kathryn Adnerson
Kathryn V. Anderson
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

Memorial Sloan Kettering neuro-oncologist Lisa M. DeAngelis
Lisa M. DeAngelis

Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer; Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Chair

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

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

Kathleen Foley
Kathleen Foley
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
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 R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; 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
Kathryn Adnerson
Kathryn V. Anderson
Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Dinshaw Patel
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin
Pictured: Samuel Danishefsky
Samuel Danishefsky

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
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 R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

National Medal of Science
Pictured: Paul Marks
Paul A. Marks

Emeritus

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

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

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich
William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology
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

William H. Nichols Medal
Wolf Prize in Chemistry