JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE GAIRDNER FOUNDATION AWARD
(25% of recipients)

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Listed below are recipients of the Gairdner Foundation Award who were, or are, Jewish (or of partial Jewish descent, as noted).  The Gairdner Award is one of the most prestigious in the medical and life sciences.  Approximately one-fourth of its recipients have subsequently been awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • Harry Rose (1959)
  • Karl Meyer (1960)
  • Arnold Rich (1960)
  • Alexander Gutman (1961)
  • Stanley Sarnoff (1962)
  • Seymour Benzer (1964)
  • Deborah Doniach (1964)
  • Ivan Roitt (1964)
  • Jerome Conn (1965)
  • Julius Axelrod (1967)
  • Marshall Nirenberg (1967)
  • Sidney Udenfriend (1967)
  • Solomon Berson (1971)
  • Rachmiel Levine (1971)
  • Rosalyn Yalow (1971)
  • David Baltimore (1974)
  • Judah Quastel (1974)
  • Howard Temin (1974)
  • Ernest Beutler (1975)
  • Baruch Blumberg (1975)
  • George Klein (1976)
  • Sydney Brenner (1978)
  • Samuel Freedman (1978)
  • Phil Gold (1978)
  • Walter Gilbert (1979)
  • Paul Berg (1980)
  • Irving Fritz (1980)
  • Efraim Racker (1980)
  • Jesse Roth (1980)
  • Michael Sela (1980)
  • Michael Brown (1981)
  • Joseph Goldstein (1981)
  • César Milstein (1981)
  • Elizabeth Neufeld (1981)
  • Saul Roseman (1981)
  • Louis Siminovitch (1981)
  • Bruce Ames (1983)
  • Gerald Aurbach (1983)
  • Richard Gershon (1983)
  • Alfred Gilman (1984)
  • Martin Rodbell (1984)
  • Harold Varmus (1984)
  • Stanley Cohen (1985)
  • Mark Ptashne (1985)
  • Charles Yanofsky (1985)
  • Aser Rothstein (1986)
  • Eric Kandel (1987)
  • Michael Rossmann 1 (1987)
  • Sir Michael Epstein (1988)
  • Robert Lefkowitz (1988)
  • Sydney Brenner (1991)
  • M. Judah Folkman (1991)
  • Robert Furchgott (1991)
  • Bert Vogelstein (1992)
  • Robert Weinberg (1992)
  • Alvin Feinstein (1993)
  • Stanley Prusiner (1993)
  • Bruce Alberts (1995)
  • Arthur Kornberg (1995)
  • Robert Langer (1996)
  • James Rothman (1996)
  • Randy Schekman (1996)
  • Corey Goodman (1997)
  • Avram Hershko (1999)
  • H. Robert Horvitz (1999)
  • Alexander Varshavsky (1999)
  • Jack Hirsh (2000)
  • Roger Kornberg (2000)
  • Marc Kirschner (2001)
  • Eric Lander (2002)
  • Richard Axel (2003)
  • Ralph Steinman (2003)
  • Seymour Benzer (2004)
  • Arthur Horwich (2004)
  • George Sachs (2004)
  • Andrew Fire (2005)
  • Jeffrey Friedman (2005)
  • Ronald Evans (2006)
  • Alan Bernstein (2008)
  • Gary Ruvkun (2008)
  • Nahum Sonenberg (2008)
  • Samuel Weiss (2008)
  • Richard Losick (2009)
  • Lucy Shapiro (2009)
  • Howard Cedar (2011)
  • Michael Hayden (2011)
  • Aharon Razin (2011)
  • Thomas Jessell 2 (2012)
  • Jeffrey Ravetch (2012)
  • Michael Rosbash (2012)
  • Harvey Alter (2013)
  • Sir Marc Feldmann (2014)

NOTES
1. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father according to interview in Bitter Prerequisites: A Faculty for Survival from Nazi Terror, by William Laird Kleine-Ahlbrandt (Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN, 2001, p. 48).
2. Mother (née Bettina Arndt) was the daughter of an assimilated German-Jewish family; three of her four grandparents were Jews.  See biography of Bettina Jessell's brother Heinz Arndt: Arndt's Story: The Life of an Australian Economist, by Peter Coleman, Selwyn Cornish, and Peter Drake (ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, 2007, pp. 1-2).


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