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Ross Prize 2016 Winner

Charles N. Serhan, PhD, DSc
Molecular Medicine Awards 4th Annual Ross Prize to Dr. Charles N. Serhan, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
 
Charles N. Serhan, PhD, DSc is the director of the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and a professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

"Charles Serhan’s multidisciplinary approach to science enabled his discovery of resolvins,” said Feinstein Institute President & CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD, who also serves as editor emeritus of Molecular Medicine. “These molecular mechanisms hold promise for developing novel approaches to treating inflammation."
 
Presented by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Molecular Medicine, and The New York Academy of Sciences.

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Ross Prize 2015 Winner

Lewis C. Cantley, MD
Molecular Medicine Awards 3rd Annual Ross Prize to Dr. Lewis C. Cantley, Cancer Researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College and NY Presbyterian Hospital
 
Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, is the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The research of Dr. Cantley is focused on understanding the biochemical pathways that regulate normal mammalian cell growth and the defects that cause cell transformation.

“Lewis Cantley’s pursuit of science led to his discovery of the enzyme PI 3-kinase,” said Feinstein Institute President, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, who also serves as editor emeritus of Molecular Medicine. “He pursued this discovery to further elucidate the functionality of PI 3-kinase, leading to therapeutic applications."
 

Presented by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Molecular Medicine, and The New York Academy of Sciences.

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Ross Prize 2014 Winner

John J. O'Shea, MD
2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine Awarded to Dr. John J. O'Shea for his Discoveries in Immunology and Cytokine Biology
 
During the 2014 Ross Prize symposium, Dr. O'Shea accepted the Ross Prize and reflected upon his early research and ongoing efforts to better understand the role of T cells in host defense and the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Following the award presentation, other leading immunologists presented new research regarding the mechanisms of immune system function and signaling which may improve the treatment for cancer and various autoimmune diseases.

Presented by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Molecular Medicine, and The New York Academy of Sciences.

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Ross Prize 2013 Winner

Dan R. Littman, MD, PHD
Immunology Researcher Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD, Awarded Inaugural Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

Dr. Littman is the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology in the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.

"A renowned immunologist, Dr. Littman has made seminal contributions in a number of scientific fields that advance our understanding of the immune system, HIV infections and autoimmune disease, " said Feinstein Institute President Kevin J. Tracey, MD, who also serves as editor-in-chief of Molecular Medicine. "Dr. Littman and his colleagues discoverd that HIV enters the body through waht he terms a 'Trojan horse,' a specific type of immune cell, called an immature dendritic cell, which it then hijacks to attack other key cells of the immune system. Dr. Littman and his team have more recently discovered a means to control inappropriate autoimmune responses to bacteria that live naturally in the human digestive system."

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