Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recently for discovering how cells transport molecules within and outside cells. The three winners are James E. Rothman of Yale University, Randy W. Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, of Stanford University.
Last month, Thomas C. Südhof and Richard H. Scheller were honored with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their discoveries relating to molecular makeup of neurotransmitters. James E. Rothman and Randy W. Schekman won the 2002 Basic Lasker Medical Research Award.
The Lasker Awards, presented by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, are given for “outstanding accomplishments in basic medical and clinical medical research, and public service.” Long recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific and medical awards in the United States, many Lasker Award recipients later receive a Nobel Prize for their contributions to science.
Since 1995, Malcolm Grear Designers has had the privilege to work with the Lasker Foundation, designing the Lasker Awards, along with the Foundation’s visual identity and numerous collateral materials.