Awards & Winners

Akira Endo

Date of Birth 14-November-1933
Place of Birth Japan
(Asia, East Asia, Eurasia)
Nationality Japan
Profession Scientist
Akira Endo is a Japanese biochemist whose research into the relationship between fungi and cholesterol biosynthesis led to the development of statin drugs, which are some of the best-selling pharmaceuticals in history. He was awarded the 22nd Japan Prize in 2006 and the Lasker Award in 2008.

Awards by Akira Endo

Check all the awards nominated and won by Akira Endo.


Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
(For the discovery of the statins \u2014 drugs with remarkable LDL-cholesterol-lowering properties that have revolutionized the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease.)


Massry Prize
(for his Discovery of Statins)