Awards & Winners

1979 Lasker Award

Check winners and nominations of 1979 Lasker Award. Check awards winners of 1979 Lasker Award. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

Walter Gilbert, Frederick Sanger

(For their brilliant development of a new technique for the rapid sequencing of DNA.)
Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

John Foster Wilson

(For his dynamic leadership in organizing practical programs to alleviate, prevent, and treat blinding eye diseases.)
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

Roger Wolcott Sperry

(For contributing to a major advance in man's knowledge of brain function, and the understanding of mental and psychosomatic diseases.)