Awards & Winners

2000 Lasker Award

Check winners and nominations of 2000 Lasker Award. Check awards winners of 2000 Lasker Award. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko, Alexander Varshavsky

(For the discovery and the recognition of the significance of the ubiquitin system of regulated protein degradation, a fundamental process that influences vital cellular events, including the cell cycle, malignant transformation, and responses to inflammation and immunity)
Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award

Sydney Brenner

(For 50 years of brilliant creativity in biomedical science\u2014exemplified by his legendary work on the genetic code; his daring introduction of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a system for tracing the birth and death of every cell in a living animal; his rational voice in the debate on recombinant DNA; and his trenchant wit.)
Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

Betty Ford

(For using her leadership and prestige to bring about lasting progress in research, medicine and health aimed at alcohol and drug addiction.)
Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

Harold P. Freeman

(For enlightening scientists and the public about the relationship between race, poverty and cancer.)
Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

David Mahoney

(For visionary leadership in educating the public and the donor community about the importance of brain research, and for directing funds for the support of neuroscience.)
Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

John Porter

(For wise and perceptive leadership on behalf of medical research funding and a deep commitment to strengthening the science enterprise)
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton

(For pioneering work leading to the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C and the development of screening methods that reduced the risk of blood transfusion-associated hepatitis in the U.S. from 30 percent in 1970 to virtually zero in 2000.)
Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

The New York Times

(For sustained, comprehensive and high-quality coverage about science, disease and human health.)