Lasker Award Celebration
Photo by Bob Stockfield
Colleagues gathered last Monday at the School of
Medicine to congratulate Carol Greider on receiving the
2006 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. She
shares the recognition with two former colleagues for
predicting and discovering telomerase. Greider, the Daniel
Nathans Professor and director of
Molecular Biology and
Genetics, is joined here by her husband, Nathaniel
Comfort, of the History of Medicine Department, and their
children, Gwendolyn, 6, and Charles, 11. Joseph Gall of the
Carnegie Institution's Embryology Department, and an
adjunct professor of
biology at Johns Hopkins, also won a Lasker Award.
Gall's award, for Special Achievement in Medical Science,
recognizes his distinguished 57-year career as a founder of
modern cell biology and the field of chromosome structure
and function. The 61st Lasker Awards luncheon will be held
on Friday in New York.
— John Waterhouse
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