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. 

J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus: Partnering to uncover human cancer-causing genes

Bishop and Varmus share their personal and professional journeys that led to the discovery that oncogenes are present in normal cells.


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Eric Kandel: Learning about the human brain from sea slugs

Kandel discusses how studying an unusual model organism helped reveal mechanisms underlying learning and memory.


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