Albert Lasker
Basic Medical Research Award

Edward Lewis

For fundamental research on the Bithorax complex, which established the role of homeotic genes in the development of cell patterns and provided a foundation for current studies of embryonic development. (More >)

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

For charting new paths in developmental biology through investigations which led to the discovery of nearly all genes responsible for organizing basic body patterns.

Edward Lewis Chrisiane Nüsslein-Volhard