Molecular and cell biologist
Born in Austria
Angelika Amon (1967-2020) receives the 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.
2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
Born in Russia
Alexander Rudensky receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 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.
2018 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
Born in Germany
Peter Walter receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for his fundamental insights into the process of protein translocation within cells, and for uncovering signaling mechanisms that cells deploy while facing stress.
2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
Born in Poland
Joanna Wysocka receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for uncovering epigenetic mechanisms underlying cell self-renewal and differentiation in work that carries implications for understanding diverse biological processes, including cancer metastasis and embryonic development.
2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science