Awards & Winners

James Rothman

Date of Birth 03-November-1950
Place of Birth Haverhill
(Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
James Edward Rothman is the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Yale University, the Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine, and the Director of the Nanobiology Institute at the Yale West Campus. Rothman is also concurrently serving as adjunct professor of physiology & cellular biophysics at Columbia University. Rothman was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his work on vesicle trafficking. He has also received many other honors, including the King Faisal International Prize in 1996, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University and the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research both in 2002.

Awards by James Rothman

Check all the awards nominated and won by James Rothman.


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells)


Massry Prize
(Membrane fusion)
E. B. Wilson Medal
Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
(for their work to reveal the precise molecular basis of the transfer of signals between nerve cells in the brain.)


Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
(For their discovery of cellular membrane trafficking, a process that cells use to organize their activities and communicate with their environment.)
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For discoveries revealing the universal machinery that orchestrates the budding and fusion of membrane vesicles \u2014 a process essential to organelle formation, nutrient uptake, and secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For the identification of proteins involved in intracellular traffic and vesicle fusion.)