Xiaowei Zhuang receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for developing super-resolution microscopy and genome-scale imaging to directly visualize the structures, activities, and expression profiles of life-sustaining molecules in cells.
Polina Anikeeva receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for developing novel engineering solutions that have advanced the field of neural engineering and enabled fine-grained analysis of brain function and animal behavior.
Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan receive the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for identifying genes and principles underlying the development and wiring of the nervous system, and for uncovering the genetic underpinnings of the mechanism by which cells shuttle ions, a crucial process for a variety of body functions.
Ahmet Yildiz receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for developing biological imaging methods that allowed for the visualization of molecules at a then-unprecedented scale, and employing those methods to unravel the mechanism of action of molecular motors within cells.
Hashim Al-Hashimi receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for using biophysical and computational methods to probe the dynamic properties of life-sustaining biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, and the proteins that interact with them, paving the way toward targeted drug discovery.