Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize was established under the will of the late S. Gross Horwitz through a bequest to Columbia University and is named in honor of the donor's mother. Louisa Gross Horwitz was the daughter of prominent Philadelphia surgeon Samuel David Gross (1805–1889), who wrote Systems of Surgery and served as president of the American Medical Association.

Each year since its inception in 1967, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize has been awarded by Columbia University for outstanding basic research in the fields of biology or biochemistry. The purpose of this award is to honor a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contributions to knowledge in either of these fields are deemed worthy of special recognition.

2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lectures

Bert W. O'Malley, MD
Bert W. O'Malley, MD
 

“Science-based Medicine: Understanding Structure-Function of NR-Enhancer Coactivator Complexes with an Eye to Therapy”

Bert W. O’Malley, MD

T. C. Thompson Distinguished Leadership Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chancellor, Baylor College of Medicine

Monday, October 29, 2018

10 a.m.

Davis Auditorium (Rm. 412), Schapiro Center (CEPSR)

530 W. 120th St.

Bert W. O'Malley Biography


Ronald M. Evans, PhD
Ronald M. Evans, PhD

“Controlling Genes to Corral Cancer”

Ronald M. Evans, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Monday, October 29, 2018

12 p.m.

Davis Auditorium (Rm. 412), Schapiro Center (CEPSR)

530 W. 120th St.

Ronald M. Evans Biography


Pierre Chambon, MD
Pierre Chambon, MD

“Discovery of Non-Corticoid Selective GR Activators (SEGRAs) Which Selectively Trigger the Beneficial Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Glucocorticoids, but Not Their Long-Term Debilitating Effects”

Pierre Chambon, MD

Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Strasbourg

Group leader, Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire

Monday, October 29, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Alumni Auditorium

650 W. 168th St., First Floor

Pierre Chambon Biography

 

The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Website

2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Press Release

Past Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecturers

2017 
Jeffrey I. Gordon, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO

2016
Howard Cedar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Gary Felsenfeld, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Aharon Razin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2015
Lawrence Zipursky, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; University of California, Los Angeles

2014
James P. Allison, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

2013
John Michael O'Keffe, University College London, England
Edvard I. Moser II, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
May-Britt Moser, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

2012 
Joe Lutkenhaus, University of Kansas Medical School
Richard Losick, Harvard University
Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University School of Medicine

2011
Jeffery C. Hall,  Brandeis University
Michael Rosbash, Brandeis University
Michael W. Young, The Rockefeller University

2010
Thomas J. Kelly, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

2009
Victor R. Ambrose, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gary Ruvkun, Harvard Medical School

2008
F. Ulrich Hartl, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry Martinsried, Germany
Arthur Horwich, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Yale University School of Medicine

2007
Joseph G. Gall, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco
Carol W. Greider, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2006
Roger D. Kornberg, Stanford University School of Medicine

2005
Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

2004
Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Anthony Pawson, University of Toronto, Canada

2003
Roderick MacKinnon, The Rockefeller University

2002
James E. Rothman, Sloan-Kettering Institute
Randy W. Schekman, University of California, Berkeley

2001
Avram Hershko, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Alexander Varshavsky, California Institute of Technology

2000
H. Robert Horvitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanley J. Korsmeyer, Harvard Medical School

1999
Pierre Chambon, Institute Génétique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, Université L. Pasteur, Strasbourg, France; Collége de France, Paris
Robert Roeder, The Rockefeller University
Robert Tijan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; University of California, Berkeley

1998
Arnold J. Levine, The Rockefeller University
Bert Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University

1997
Stanley B. Prusiner, University of California, San Francisco

1996
Clay M. Armstrong, University of Pennsylvania
Bertil Hille, University of Washington, Seattle

1995
Leland H. Hartwell, University of Washington, Seattle

1994
Philippa Marrack, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Boulder
John W. Kappler, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Boulder

1993
Nicole Le Douarin, Institut d'Embryologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire, Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Donald Metcalf, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medicine, Victoria, Australia

1992
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungbiologie, Tübingen, Germany
Edward B. Lewis, California Institute of Technology

1991
Richard Ernst, Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, Zurich, Switzerland
Kurt Wuthrich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Institut für Molekularbiologie und Biophysik, Zurich. Switzerland

1990
Stephen Harrison, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Harvard University
Michael G. Rossmann, Purdue University
Don C. Wiley, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Harvard University

1989
Alfred G. Gilman, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Edwin G. Krebs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; University of Washington, Seattle

1988
Thomas R. Cech, University of Colorado, Boulder
Philip A. Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1987
Günter Blobel, The Rockefeller University

1986
Erwin Neher, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany
Bert Sakmann, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany

1985
Donald D. Brown, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Mark Ptashne, Harvard University

1984
Michael S. Brown, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Joseph Goldstein, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

1983
Stanley Cohen, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville
Vitkor Hamburger, Washington University, St. Louis
Rita Levi-Montalcini, Instituto di Biologia Cellulare, Rome

1982
Barbara McClintock, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Susumu Tonegawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1981
Aaron Klug, Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1980
Cesar Milstein, Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1979
Walter Gilbert, Harvard University
Frederick Sanger, Medical Research Council of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1978
David Hubel, Harvard University School of Medicine
Vernon Mountcastle, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Torsten Wiesel, The Rockefeller University

1977
Michael Heidelberger, New York University School of Medicine
Elvin A. Kabat, Columbia University
Henry G. Kunkel, Columbia University

1976
Seymour Benzer, California Institute of Technology
Charles Yanofsky, Stanford University

1975
K. Sune D. Bergstrom, Nobel Foundation, Stockholm
Bengt Samuelsson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

1974
Boris Ephrussi, University of Paris, France

1973
Renato Dulbecco, The Salk Institute
Harry Eagle, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Theodore T. Puck, University of Colorado Medical Center

1972
Stephen W. Kuffler, Harvard Medical School

1971
Hugh E. Huxley, Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1970
Albert Claude, Universite Catholoque de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
George E. Palade, Yale University School of Medicine
Keith R. Porter, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

1969
Max Delbrück, California Institute of Technology
Salvador E. Luria, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1968
H. Gobind Khorana, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marshall Warren Nirenberg, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD

1967
Luis F. Leloir, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina