Awards & Winners

Robert Weinberg

Date of Birth 11-November-1942
Place of Birth Pittsburgh
(United States of America, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Area code 412, Area code 878)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Robert A. Weinberg, Robert Weinberger
Profession Professor
Robert Allan Weinberg is a Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, director of the Ludwig Center of the MIT and American Cancer Society Research Professor; his research is in the area of oncogenes and the genetic basis of human cancer. Robert Weinberg is also affiliated with the Broad Institute and is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He co-teaches MIT course 7.012 with Eric Lander. Weinberg and Lander are among the co-founders of Verastem, biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by targeting cancer stem cells.

Awards by Robert Weinberg

Check all the awards nominated and won by Robert Weinberg.


Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
(For characterization of human cancer genes.)


Wolf Prize in Medicine
(For his discovery that cancer cells including human tumor cells, carry somatically mutated genes-oncogenes that operate to drive their malignant proliferation.)


Albert Einstein World Award of Science
(For his valuable and pioneering contributions in the field of Biomedical Sciences and for his productive trajectory related to the genetic and molecular basis of neoplastic disease.)


National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For his contribution to the identification of cellular oncogenes and their role in cancer, which led to a better understanding of the molecular basis for cancer and its diagnosis and therapy.)
Keio Medical Science Prize


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For elucidating the genetic events leading to the development of specific cancers.)


NAS Award in Molecular Biology
(For the identification and characterization of cellular oncogenes of human and animal tumors, thereby providing seminal insights into the mechanisms of carcinogenesis.)