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
Titia de Lange
Born in Netherlands
Titia de Lange receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for seminal contributions to the biology of telomeres—the aiglet-like structures that protect the ends of chromosomes in living cells—and for discovering telomere-binding proteins that help ensure genome stability and prevent tumor formation.
2011 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
Born in Russia
Alexander Varshavsky receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for fundamental insights into the role of regulated protein degradation and the ubiquitin system in controlling protein levels within cells, with implications for an array of diseases, including cancer.
2010 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science