Awards & Winners

Harold E. Varmus

Date of Birth 18-December-1939
Place of Birth Oceanside
(Nassau County, New York)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Harold Varmus, Harold Elliot Varmus
Profession Scientist
Harold Eliot Varmus is an American Nobel Prize-winning scientist and the 14th and current Director of the National Cancer Institute, a post he was appointed to by President Barack Obama. He was a co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. He also serves as one of three co-Chairs of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Awards by Harold E. Varmus

Check all the awards nominated and won by Harold E. Varmus.


National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For his co-discovery of the cellular origins of retroviral oncogenes, which heralded a new era in the control of human cancer and for reinvigorating the nation's medical research enterprise.)


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For research on viral and cellular oncogenes that extends our understanding of the molecular basis of human cancer.)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For his creative and successful pursuit toward the identification of the cellular oncogenes and their control. )