Chinese-born Xiaowei Zhuang receives the Vilcek Prize for developing super-resolution microscopy and genome-scale imaging to visualize molecules in cells.
Author Edwidge Danticat, born in Haiti, receives the Vilcek Prize for dazzling prose and genre-spanning work that explores the Haitian diaspora.
Judge Katzmann receives the Vilcek Prize for Excellence for his public service career and broadening access to legal representation for immigrants in need.
Creative Promise Prizewinner Kıvanç Birsoy, born in Turkey, develops cutting-edge tools to unravel the metabolism of cancer cells and targets for treatment.
Creative Promise Prizewinner Viviana Gradinaru, born in Romania, develops tools in optogenetics and gene delivery, with potential therapeutic applications in human diseases.
French-born Martin Jonikas, Creative Promise Prizewinner, studies photosynthetic organisms and works to improve food-crop yield and combat climate change.
Yaa Gyasi, born in Ghana, receives the Creative Promise Prize for deeply engaging writing and relentless examination of injustices of the past and present.
Valeria Luiselli, born in Mexico, receives the Creative Promise Prize for intelligent fiction and nonfiction that interrogates the U.S. immigration system.
Jenny Xie, born in China, receives the Creative Promise Prize for a unique poetic voice that examines the essence of perspective and selfhood through an evocative lens.