Creative Promise Prizewinner Kıvanç Birsoy, born in Turkey, develops cutting-edge tools to unravel the metabolism of cancer cells and targets for treatment.
French-born Martin Jonikas, Creative Promise Prizewinner, studies photosynthetic organisms and works to improve food-crop yield and combat climate change.
Angelika Amon is awarded the 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for groundbreaking research on the molecular signals that regulate cell growth and division, and how errors in these processes contribute to birth defects and cancer.
Mikhail G. Shapiro is awarded the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for developing tools based on sound waves and magnetic fields, allowing for an unprecedented range of high-resolution, noninvasive imaging and control of cells in living organisms.
Alexander Rudensky receives the Vilcek Prize for fundamental molecular insights on the workings of a type of immune cell with a breathtaking array of functions—in autoimmune disease, inflammatory disorders, and cancer.
Feng Zhang is awarded the Creative Promise Prize for using light to manipulate the activities of brain cells in living animals and for enabling rapid alterations to the genomes of living organisms.