Honors and Awards

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Sloan Kettering Institute scientists have been recognized by national and international organizations for their innovative research in science and medicine. Listed below are some of the prestigious honors and awards our scientists have received.

    Awards in alphabetical order

    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
    Pictured: Maria Jasin
    Maria Jasin
    Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
    Alexandra Joyner
    Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
    Scott Keeney
    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

    Christopher Lima
    Christopher D. Lima

    Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    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
    Joan Massagué, PhD
    Joan Massagué

    Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Luis Parada
    Luis F. Parada

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

    Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
    Dinshaw Patel
    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

    Pictured: Dr. Stewart Shuman
    Stewart Shuman
    Pictured: Craig Thompson
    Craig B. Thompson
    American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellows
    Joan Massagué, PhD
    Joan Massagué

    Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Pictured: Craig Thompson
    Craig B. Thompson
    American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows
    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
    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
    American Philosophical Society
    Maria Jasin
    Maria Jasin

    Member, Developmental Biology

    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
    Omar Abdel-Wahab
    Omar Abdel-Wahab

    Chair, Molecular Pharmacology and Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program & Leukemia Service

    Michael Glickman
    Michael S. Glickman
    Jan Grimm, MD, PhD
    Jan Grimm
    Pictured: Alan Houghton
    Alan Houghton
    Katharine C. Hsu, MD, PhD
    Katharine C. Hsu

    Attending Physician

    Pictured: Alex Kentsis
    Alex Kentsis
    Pictured: Richard Kolesnick
    Richard N. Kolesnick
    Pictured: Kenneth Offit
    Kenneth Offit
    Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
    Charles M. Rudin
    Pictured: Michel Sadelain
    Michel Sadelain

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

    David Scheinberg
    David A. Scheinberg

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

    Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer
    Lorenz Studer

    Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

    Pictured: Viviane Tabar
    Viviane Tabar
    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: Jedd Wolchok
    Jedd D. Wolchok

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

    Association of American Physicians
    Omar Abdel-Wahab
    Omar Abdel-Wahab

    Chair, Molecular Pharmacology and Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program & Leukemia Service

    Michael Glickman
    Michael S. Glickman
    Katharine C. Hsu, MD, PhD
    Katharine C. Hsu

    Attending Physician

    Pictured: Kenneth Offit
    Kenneth Offit
    Pictured: Neal Rosen
    Neal Rosen
    David Scheinberg
    David A. Scheinberg

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

    Pictured: Craig Thompson
    Craig B. Thompson
    Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
    Marcel R. M. van den Brink
    Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
    Jedd D. Wolchok

    Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, 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

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
    Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
    Scott Keeney
    Christopher Lima
    Christopher D. Lima

    Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    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
    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

    Alexander Rudensky, PhD
    Alexander Rudensky

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

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

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

    Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine
    Pictured: Michel Sadelain
    Michel Sadelain

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

    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 Medicine Members
    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
    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

    Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Pictured: Kenneth Offit
    Kenneth Offit
    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
    Alexander Rudensky, PhD
    Alexander Rudensky

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

    Pictured: Craig Thompson
    Craig B. Thompson
    National Academy of Sciences Members
    Pictured: Maria Jasin
    Maria Jasin
    Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
    Scott Keeney
    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

    Christopher Lima
    Christopher D. Lima

    Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    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

    Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Luis Parada
    Luis F. Parada

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

    Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
    Dinshaw Patel
    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

    Pictured: Craig Thompson
    Craig B. Thompson
    NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
    Andrea Schietinger
    Andrea Schietinger

    Associate Member, Immunology Program, SKI

    NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
    Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize
    Pictured: Michel Sadelain
    Michel Sadelain

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

    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
    Pershing Square Sohn Prize
    Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine
    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