1989 Lasker Awards

Michael J. Berridge

For research revealing how IP3 governs the intracellular level of calcium and orchestrates the major activities of the cell. Read about the achievement

Alfred G. Gilman 

For the discovery that G-proteins carry signals that regulate vital processes within cells. Read about the achievement

Edwin G. Krebs 

For the discovery of protein phosphorylation and the mechanistic understanding of protein kinase enzymes. Read about the achievement

Yasutomi Nishizuka

For the discovery that carcinogens trigger cell growth by activating protein kinase C. Read about the achievement

Etienne-Emile Baulieu

For developing RU486, the first safe and effective contragestive medication. Read about the achievement

Lewis Thomas

Scientist, administrator, catalyst and teacher, the poet laureate of 20th century medicine. Read about the achievement

Jury

1989 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) ● Mary Lasker, President , Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Michael DeBakey, Chair of the Jury, Baylor College of Medicine ● Mathilde Krim, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons ● Jordan Gutterman, University of Texas MD Anderson Hospital and Cancer Center

Middle Row, left to right: Eric R. Kandel, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons ● Purnell W. Choppin, Howard Hughes Medical Institute ● Paul Berg, Stanford University School of Medicine ● Herbert Pardes, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons ● Roger C.L. Guillemin, The Whittier Institute ● Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., Baylor College of Medicine ● Fred Plum, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School ● Derek A. Denton, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne ● Richard M. Krause, Fogarty International Center, NIH ● K. Sune D. Bergström, Karolinska Institute ● Joseph L. Goldstein, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Third Row, left to right: Isadore Rosenfeld, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center ● Myron Essex, Harvard School of Public Health ● William Haseltine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ● Frederick Goodwin, Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration ● James Wyngaarden, National Institutes of Health ● Vincent DeVita, Jr., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ● Edgar Haber, Squibb Institute for Research and Development ● James Watson, Cold Spring Harbor Laborator

Not pictured: Howard Rusk, Juror Emeritus, New York University Medical Center