Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

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The Lasker Foundation seeks to increase support for biomedical research by celebrating the power of biomedical science to save and improve human lives. Through its internationally renowned Lasker Awards, educational initiatives, and public advocacy, the Foundation recognizes the most important achievements in science and public service, supports and encourages the scientific leaders of tomorrow, and raises awareness of the ever-present need for research funding.

Established in 1942 by Albert and Mary Lasker, the Foundation is committed to inspiring robust and sustained support for biomedical research, fueled by Mary Lasker’s call to action: “If you think research is expensive, try disease!”

The Lasker Awards, America’s most prestigious biomedical research awards, have recognized the contributions of more than 300 leaders who made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of human disease. Recipients of the Lasker Awards are selected by a distinguished international jury chaired by Joseph L. Goldstein, recipient of the 1985 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Eighty-seven Lasker laureates have received the Nobel Prize, including 40 in the last three decades.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit the website (, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter (@LaskerFDN).


Anthony Evnin, PhD

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA

Barbara Barrett

Christopher W. Brody

Marshall W. Fordyce, MD

Joseph L. Goldstein, MD

Jordan U. Gutterman, MD

Chris Jones

Sherry Lansing

George P. Noon, MD

Erin K. O'Shea, PhD

Willard J. Overlock, Jr.

George A. Roche

Solomon H. Snyder, MD

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS

Russell Steenberg

Elias A. Zerhouni, MD


David Keegan

Beatrice Renault, PhD

Lucy Rinaldi

Kristie Nybo, PhD

Courtney Nandagiri

Cora Bollinger


The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

405 Lexington Avenue, 32nd Floor, Suite A

New York, NY 10174

Phone: 212-286-0222



Twitter: @LaskerFDN

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