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Encyclopedia > Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry is an annual prize awarded by Columbia University to a researcher or group of researchers that have made an outstanding contribution in basic research in the fields of biology or biochemistry. Columbia University is a private research university in the United States and a member of the prestigious Ivy League. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ...

The Prize was established at the bequest of S. Gross Horwitz and is named to honor his mother. The prize was first awarded in 1967.

Out of 74 Prize Recipients, 39(53%) have won Nobel Prize in Medicine(29) or Chemistry(10) subsequently. [1]It is regarded as one of the important precursors of future Nobel Prize award.


Luis Federico Leloir, born September 6, 1906 – died December 2, 1987, was a biochemist born in Paris but who lived all his life in Argentina. ... Har Gobind Khorana (born January 9, 1922) is an American molecular biologist born of Indian Punjabi heritage in British India. ... Marshall Nirenberg Marshall Warren Nirenberg (born April 10, 1927) is a U.S. biochemist and geneticist. ... Max Delbrück in the early 1940s at Vanderbilt University. ... Salvador Edward Luria (August 13, 1912 - February 6, 1991) was a naturalized American microbiologist whose pioneering work on phage helped open up molecular biology. ... Albert Claude (August 24, 1899 – May 22, 1983) was a Belgian biologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974. ... Dr. Palade won the Nobel Prize in 1974. ... KeithPorter (1912-1997) was an American cell biologist. ... Hugh Esmor Huxley FRS (born February 25, 1924) British biologist. ... Stephen William Kuffler (born August 24, 1913; died October 11, 1980) was a Hungarian-American neurophysiologist. ... Renato Dulbecco (born February 22, 1914) is an Italian-born virologist. ... Theodore Puck (born September 24, 1916 - died November 6, 2005) was an American geneticist born in Chicago, Illinois. ... Boris Ephrussi was born on May 9, 1901 and died on May 2, 1979. ... Sune Karl Bergström (born January 10, 1916 in Stockholm, Sweden; died August 15, 2004) was a Swedish biochemist. ... Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson (born May 21, 1934) is a biochemist. ... Seymour Benzer (born October 15, 1921) is an accomplished American physicist and biologist. ... Charles Yanofsky (born April 17, 1925) is a leading American geneticist. ... Michael Heidelberger in 1950 Michael Heidelberger (April 29, 1888 - June 25, 1991) was an American immunologist who is regarded as the father of modern immunology. ... Elvin A. Kabat (September 1, 1914–June 16, 2000) was an American biomedical scientist who is considered one of the founding fathers of modern quantitative immunochemistry together with his mentor Michael Heidelberger. ... David Hunter Hubel (b. ... Vernon B. Mountcastle (born July 15, 1918 in Shelbyville, Kentucky) is a retired neuroscientist from the Johns Hopkins University. ... Torsten Nils Wiesel (b. ... Walter Gilbert Walter Gilbert (born March 21, 1932) is an American physicist, biochemist,and molecular biology pioneer. ... Dr Frederick Sanger, OM, CH, CBE, FRS (born 13 August 1918) is an English biochemist and a two times Nobel laureate in chemistry. ... César Milstein was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, in 1927. ... Sir Aaron Klug, OM, FRS (born 11 August 1926 in Zelvas, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes. ... Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was a pioneering American scientist and one of the worlds most distinguished cytogeneticists. ... Susumu Tonegawa (利根川 進 Tonegawa Susumu, born September 6, 1939) is a Japanese scientist who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987 for his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity. ... Stanley Cohen can refer to: Stanley Cohen - neurologist, Nobel Prize winner Stanley Cohen - former MP for Leeds, South-East Stanley Cohen - sociologist Stanley Cohen - geneticist Stanley Cohen - author STANLEY COHEN and RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI for their discoveries of growth factors. ... Rita Levi Montalcini. ... Dr. Michael S. Brown (b. ... Joseph L. Goldstein (b. ... Erwin Neher (born 1944 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria) is a German biologist. ... Bert Sakmann (born June 12, 1942) is a German cell physiologist. ... Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German biologist. ... Thomas R. Cech received Nobel Prize in 1989 because he discovered the catalytic properties of RNA with Sidney Altman. ... Phillip Allen Sharp (born June 6, 1944), U.S. geneticist and molecular biologist; co-discovered gene splicing; shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts for the discovery that genes in eukaryotes are not contiguous strings but contain introns, and that the splicing of messenger... Alfred Goodman Gilman (born July 1, 1941) is an American scientist. ... Dr Edwin Gerhard Krebs (born June 6, 1918) is an American biochemist. ... Richard Robert Ernst (born August 14, 1933) is a Swiss physical chemist and Nobel Laureate. ... Kurt Wüthrich lecturing at the 2005 European Forum held in Alpbach, Austria. ... Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (born October 20, 1942 in Magdeburg) is a German biologist who won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1991 and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995, together with Eric Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis, for their research on the genetic... Edward B. Lewis (May 20, 1918 – July 21, 2004) was an American geneticist, the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine. ... Nicole Marthe Le Douarin is a developmental biologist, famed for her studyies of chimeras, which have led to critical insights regarding higher animal nervous and immune systems. ... Professor Donald Metcalf AO AC FRS (born 26 February 1929) is an Australian physiologist who spent most of his career at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. ... Leland H. Hartwell (born October 30, 1939, in Los Angeles, California) is president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. ... Dr. Bertil Hille is an American biologist. ... Stanley Ben Prusiner (born May 28, 1942[1]) is an American neurologist and biochemist. ... Bert Vogelstein(born 1949) is a noted cancer researcher. ... Pierre Chambon is currently a director of the Institute for Genetics and Cellular and Molecular Biology in Strasbourg, France. ... Robert G. Roeder (born 1942 in Boonville, Indiana) is Arnold and Maude Beckmann Professor at Rockefeller University. ... H. Robert Horvitz is an American biologist best known for his research on the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. ... Dr. Stanley J. Korsmeyer (1951 - March 31, 2005) was an American oncologist. ... Avram Hershko (‎, born Herskó Ferenc, 31 December 1937) is an Israeli biologist. ... Alexander Varshavsky is a Russian American biochemist and recipient of the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the Wolf Prize in Medicine and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for his research on ubiquitination. ... Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels. ... Tony Hunter is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. ... Anthony (Tony) James Pawson, OC, O.Ont, CH, FRS, FRSC, Ph. ... Ada Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of ribosome. ... Roger D. Kornberg two days after his Nobel Prize was declared, at the felicitation at Stanford University held at Fairchild auditorium, in the same building complex where he works. ...


  1. ^ As of 2006.

External links

  • The Official Site of Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

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Columbia News ::: CU Announces 2004 Horwitz Prize Shared by Two Researchers (509 words)
Columbia has announced that its 2004 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize will be shared by two researchers whose contributions to the understanding of signal transduction -- the transfer of information within and between cells -- have led to drug therapies that halt the spread of cancer.
The prize was named after the mother of Columbia benefactor S. Gross Horwitz.
Horwitz was the daughter of former American Medical Association President and surgery textbook author Samuel David Gross.
Edward B. Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (248 words)
Lewis, who was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and graduated from E.L. Meyers High School, received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1938 and a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1942.
Among his many awards were the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal (1983), the Gairdner Foundation International award (1987), the Wolf Foundation prize in medicine (1989), the Rosenstiel award (1990), the National Medal of Science (1990), the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1991), and the Louisa Gross Horwitz prize (1992).
His Nobel Prize winning studies with Drosophila founded the field of developmental genetics and laid the groundwork for our current understanding of the universal, evolutionarily conserved strategies controlling animal development.
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