Awards & Winners

Craig Mello

Date of Birth 18-October-1960
Place of Birth New Haven
(Connecticut, United States of America, New Haven County, Area code 203, Area code 475)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Professor, Scientist, Researcher, Biologist
Craig Cameron Mello is an American biologist and professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Andrew Z. Fire, for the discovery of RNA interference. This research was conducted at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and published in 1998. Mello has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 2000.

Awards by Craig Mello

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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.)