1982 Lasker Awards

J. Michael Bishop, Harold E. Varmus

For the discovery that oncogenes are present in normal cells. Read about the achievement

Raymond L. Erikson

For contributions to the first identification and characterization of the protein products of oncogenes, thus providing a clearer understanding of cell growth and regulation. Read about the achievement

Hidesaburo Hanafusa

For demonstrating how RNA tumor viruses cause cancer, and elucidating their role in combining, rescuing and maintaining oncogenes in the viral genome. Read about the achievement

Robert C. Gallo

For the discovery of the first human RNA tumor virus and its association with certain leukemias and lymphomas. Read about the achievement

Roscoe O. Brady

For pioneering contributions to the understanding of hereditary diseases, the development of effective genetic counseling procedures, and initiation of possible treatment by replacement of missing enzymes. Read about the achievement

Elizabeth F. Neufeld

For clarifying the molecular basis and diagnosis of certain hereditary lysosomal storage disorders that may cause growth abnormalities, mental retardation, blindness, deafness and death. Read about the achievement


1982 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury

First Row, left to right: James Fordyce, Treasurer and Secretary, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr., Vice President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Alice Fordyce, Executive Vice President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Michael DeBakey, Chair of the Jury, Baylor College of Medicine ● Mary Lasker, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Mathilde Krim, Sloan-Kettering Institute ● Dorothy Krieger, Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Second Row, left to right: Fred Plum, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center ● Jordan Gutterman, University of Texas Cancer Center ● Timothy O'Connor, Roswell Park Memorial Institute ● Thomas Merigan, Stanford University Medical Center ● Joseph Melnick, Baylor College of Medicine ● Stanley Cohen, Stanford, University School of Medicine ● Vincent DeVita, Jr., National Institutes of Health ● Paul Marks, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ● Howard Rusk, New York University Medical Center

Third Row, left to right: Roger Guillemin, The Salk Institute ● Julius Krevans, University of California, San Francisco ●  Murray Goldstein, National Institutes of Health ● James Darnell, Jr., The Rockefeller University ● Herbert Pardes, National Institutes of Health ● Joseph Rall, National Institutes of Health ● Paul Berg, Stanford University School of Medicine ● Myron Essex, Harvard University School of Public Health ● Robert Butler, National Institutes of Health ● Isadore Rosenfeld, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center ● Peter Frommer, National Institutes of Health ● William Cahan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ● Derek Denton, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne

1982 Lasker Awards Ceremony

Left to right: Michael DeBakey, Mary Lasker, Roscoe Brady
Left to right: J. Michael Bishop, Elizabeth Neufeld, Robert Gallo, Roscoe Brady, Michael DeBakey, Raymond Erikson, Harold Varmus, Hidesaburo Hanafusa
Left to right: Michael DeBakey, Mary Lasker, Roscoe Brady
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