Learn more about our Laureates and their scientific journeys by reading our exclusive features released each month.
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.
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.
James P. Allison: Crusading for cancer immunotherapy
Allison shares how his early-career fascination with T-cell behavior eventually led to monoclonal antibody therapy for melanoma, a fundamentally new strategy for treating cancer.
Stanley N. Cohen: Transforming molecular biology
Cohen’s quest to understand how bacteria share genes laid a foundation for recombinant DNA technology and helped expand the biological promise of genetic engineering.
Phillip Sharp: Translating insights about RNA splicing into therapeutics
Sharp's discoveries revealed how genetic information is processed at the RNA level.
Alfred Sommer: Discovering a two-cent remedy that saves children’s lives
Using a data-driven approach, Alfred Sommer convinced the world of the importance of vitamin A for public health.
Evelyn Witkin: Pursuing the mysteries of DNA damage
Renowned geneticist Evelyn Witkin discusses how enthusiasm, luck, and a little defiance helped shape her career.
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.
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.