JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE LOUISA GROSS HORWITZ PRIZE
(40% of recipients)
 

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Listed below are recipients of the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize who were, or are, Jewish (or of half-Jewish descent, as noted).  The Horwitz Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the medical and life sciences.  Approximately one-half of its recipients have subsequently been awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • Marshall Nirenberg (1968)
  • Salvador Luria (1969)
  • Harry Eagle (1973)
  • Theodore Puck (1973)
  • Boris Ephrussi (1974)
  • Seymour Benzer (1976)
  • Charles Yanofsky (1976)
  • Michael Heidelberger (1977)
  • Elvin Kabat (1977)
  • Walter Gilbert (1979)
  • César Milstein (1980)
  • Aaron Klug (1981)
  • Stanley Cohen (1983)
  • Viktor Hamburger (1983)
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini (1983)
  • Michael Brown (1984)
  • Joseph Goldstein (1984)
  • Donald Brown (1985)
  • Mark Ptashne (1985)
  • Alfred Gilman (1989)
  • Stephen Harrison (1990)
  • Michael Rossmann 1 (1990)
  • Stanley Prusiner (1997)
  • Arnold Levine (1998)
  • Bert Vogelstein (1998)
  • H. Robert Horvitz (2000)
  • Avram Hershko (2001)
  • Alexander Varshavsky (2001)
  • James Rothman (2002)
  • Randy Schekman (2002)
  • Ada Yonath (2005)
  • Roger Kornberg (2006)
  • Rosalind Franklin (2008 Posthumous Honorary Prize)
  • Arthur Horwich (2008)
  • Gary Ruvkun (2009)
  • Michael Rosbash (2011)
  • Richard Losick (2012)
  • Lucy Shapiro (2012)

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).


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