Awards & Winners

Leland H. Hartwell

Date of Birth 30-October-1939
Place of Birth Los Angeles
(Southern California, Los Angeles County, United States of America, California)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Leland Hartwell
Profession Scientist
Leland Harrison Hartwell is former president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Paul Nurse and R. Timothy Hunt, for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells. Working in yeast, Hartwell identified the fundamental role of checkpoints in cell cycle control, and CDC genes such as CDC28, which controls the start of the cycle -- the progression through G1.

Awards by Leland H. Hartwell

Check all the awards nominated and won by Leland H. Hartwell.


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For pioneering genetic and molecular studies that revealed the universal machinery for regulating cell division in all eukaryotic organisms, from yeasts to frogs to human beings.)


Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
(For making fundamental contributions to understanding cell division and replication--and how these processes are altered in cancer.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(In recognition of their contributions in the field of cell cycle regulation.)