In this issue, Emil Unanue tells us about the serendipitous encounters that shaped his career and how he shook immunological dogma by sticking to the basics. We also present the 2020 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars. And we invite scientists to submit nominations for the 2021 Lasker Awards.

Emil Unanue: Explaining the key role of macrophages in fighting pathogens

Unanue's highly original studies fundamentally advanced the field of molecular immunology and revealed the biochemical basis of T cell recognition.

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Meet the 2020 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

Five scientists join the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars program, our partnership with the NIH to nurture the next generation of clinician-researchers.

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The 2021 Lasker Awards

The Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Lasker Awards. The deadline for submitting all nomination materials is February 1, 2021.

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Visit our 75th Anniversary page for stories and videos about our Laureates!