Awards & Winners

Andrew Fire

Date of Birth 27-April-1959
Place of Birth Palo Alto
(Santa Clara County, United States of America, Silicon Valley, California, San Francisco Bay Area)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Professor, Biologist
Andrew Zachary Fire is an American biologist and professor of pathology and of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Craig C. Mello, for the discovery of RNA interference. This research was conducted at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and published in 1998.

Awards by Andrew Fire

Check all the awards nominated and won by Andrew Fire.


Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
(For the investigations of RNA interference.)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA)


Massry Prize
Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For the discovery of RNA interference which initiated a revolution in the study and use of RNA in gene silencing.)


NAS Award in Molecular Biology
(For inventing methods to inactivate genes by RNA interference and helping to elucidate their underlying mechanism and biological function.)