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. 

Leroy Hood: Leading the systems biology revolution

A pioneer of systems biology, Hood is dedicated to developing new technologies and approaches to tackle complex biological questions.

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Solomon Snyder: Defining how the brain responds to opioids

Snyder’s discovery of opiate receptors opened up a new area of study in neuroscience: neurotransmitter-synaptic interactions.

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