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Faculty Awards & Honors

Some of today's most pioneering and talented scientists call the Salk Institute their professional home. Their excellence has been recognized through countless national and international awards and honors. Among many others they include:

 

Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious awards given for intellectual achievement in the world. As stipulated by Alfred Nobel in his will, it is awarded "to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind."

Sydney Brenner
2002

Renato Dulbecco 1914-2012
1975

Roger Guillemin
1977

Francis Crick 1916-2004
1962

Robert W. Holley 1922-1993
1968

Albert Lasker Awards

The Lasker Award, which has come to be known as the "American Nobel," recognizes basic researchers and clinical scientists whose work has been seminal to understanding and treating disease and is the most coveted award in medical science.

Sydney Brenner
1971

Ronald Evans
2004

Roger Guillemin
1975

Gairdner Foundation International Award

The Gairdner is one of the most prestigious awards in all of science. Founded by the late Toronto businessman James Gairdner, the Gairdner Award recognizes medical scientists "whose seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute tangible and significant achievement in biomedical sciences."

Sydney Brenner
1991

Ronald Evans
2006

Roger Guillemin
1974

Tony Hunter
1994

National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is an organization of scientists and engineers established by Congress and dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. Members and foreign associates are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Currently, one in four Salk scientists is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Thomas Albright
2008

Ursula Bellugi
2007

Sydney Brenner
1977

Joanne Chory
1999

Joseph Ecker
2006

Ronald Evans
1989

Fred Gage
2003

Roger Guillemin
1974

Stephen Heinemann
1992

Tony Hunter
1998

Marc Montminy
2009

Terrence Sejnowski
2010

Charles Stevens
1982

Inder Verma
1997

Institute of Medicine

With a mission to advise the nation on matters of health and medicine and a broad view of the research enterprise, members of the Institute of Medicine help guide medical and scientific research and identify priorities for the nation.

Sydney Brenner
2010

William Brody
1992

Ronald Evans
2003

Fred Gage
2001

Stephen Heinemann
2003

Tony Hunter
2004

Terrence Sejnowski
2008

Inder Verma
1999

National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering promotes the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession.

William Brody
2007

Terrence Sejnowski
2011

National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

Roger Guillemin
1976

Fellows of the Royal Society

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society's fundamental purpose is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Sydney Brenner
1965

Joanne Chory
2011

Tony Hunter
1987

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy's elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.

Tom Albright
2003

William Brody
2003

Edward Callaway
2012

Joanne Chory
1998

Mel Cohn
1980

Ronald Evans
1997

Fred Gage
2005

Roger Guillemin
1976

Steve Heinemann
1997

Tony Hunter
1992

Terrence Sejnowski
2013

Charles Stevens
1984

Inder Verma
2000

Geoffrey Wahl
2014

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's flagship program, where leading scientists—called investigators—are selected through rigorous national competitions to direct Institute laboratories on the campuses of universities, research institutes, and medical centers throughout the United States. The HHMI is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies, and plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States.

Joanne Chory
HHMI Investigator - 1997

Joseph Ecker
HHMI Investigator - 2011

Ronald Evans
HHMI Investigator - 1985

Joseph Noel
HHMI Investigator - 2005

Samuel Pfaff
HHMI Investigator - 2008

Terrence Sejnowski
HHMI Investigator - 1991

Reuben Shaw
HHMI Early Career Scientist - 2009

American Philosophical Society Members

The American Philosophical Society is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. Founded in 1743, it is this country's first learned society, and has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 265 years.

Sydney Brenner
1979

Ronald Evans
2007

Fred Gage
2010

Tony Hunter
2006

Inder Verma
2006


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