The Lasker Foundation is celebrating its anniversary! 75 years ago, Albert and Mary Lasker established the Foundation to accelerate support for medical research. Today, we carry on their legacy by recognizing achievements across the full spectrum of medical research, advocating for science, and providing educational programs.

To commemorate this special year, we reflect on the groundbreaking work of our Laureates and look forward to the research breakthroughs that the next 75 years may hold. 

75 years of Lasker Awards against infectious disease

Joseph L. Goldstein reflects on advances in infectious disease research that have been honored with Laskers. These Awards provide context for current initiatives to develop therapies against the novel Covid-19.

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Barbara McClintock: A-“maizing” Insights About Jumping Genes

Read about how McClintock's "intellectually superb" science transformed our understanding of genes, and how her legacy influences researchers to this day.

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