Born in Germany
Michael Rape receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for uncovering mechanisms by which the protein ubiquitin controls a diverse array of biological processes, including cell division and differentiation, with potential therapeutic implications for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, among others.
2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Born in Lebanon
Huda Zoghbi receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for pioneering work that led to a molecular understanding of Rett syndrome, a rare but devastating inherited neurological condition, and related disorders, revealing insights into brain development and neurodegeneration.
2009 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science