Research Awards & Honors

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Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers are a distinguished group of investigators who have been recognized by national and international organizations for their work in science and medicine.

Listed below are some of the prestigious awards and honors our scientists have received.

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize
The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Maria Jasin Lab Group
Maria Jasin
The Alexandra Joyner Lab
Alexandra Joyner
Scott Keeney Lab Group
Scott Keeney
The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

The Lima Lab
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Scott Lowe Lab
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Ken Marians Lab
Kenneth J. Marians
The Massagué Lab
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Larry Norton, MD
Larry Norton

Senior Vice President, Office of the President; Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center; Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology

The Luis Parada Lab
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Dinshaw Patel Lab Group
Dinshaw Patel
Nikola Pavletich Lab Group
Nikola P. Pavletich
pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Stewart Shuman Lab Group
Stewart Shuman
The Craig Thompson Lab
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows
The Ken Marians Lab
Kenneth J. Marians
Scott Lowe Lab
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Hedvig Hricak Lab
Hedvig Hricak

Chair, Department of Radiology

The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

The Yueming Li Lab
Yueming Li
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellows
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz Jr.

Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Grayer Family Chair

Maria Jasin Lab Group
Maria Jasin
The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Scott Lowe Lab
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Massagué Lab
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Larry Norton, MD
Larry Norton

Senior Vice President, Office of the President; Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center; Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology

Nikola Pavletich Lab Group
Nikola P. Pavletich
Pictured: Neal Rosen
Neal Rosen
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Craig Thompson Lab
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

American Philosophical Society
Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

Member, Developmental Biology

The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

American Society for Clinical Investigation
The Jedd Wolchok Lab
Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Tabar Lab
Viviane Tabar
The David Solit Lab
David B. Solit

Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

The David Scheinberg Lab
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Michel Sadelain Lab Group
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

The Charles Rudin Lab
Charles M. Rudin
Kenneth Offit Lab
Kenneth Offit
The Ingo Mellinghoff Lab
Ingo K. Mellinghoff
The Levine Lab
Ross L. Levine
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Omar Abdel-Wahab Lab
Omar Abdel-Wahab

Edward P. Evans Chair in MDS, Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies, Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program & Leukemia Service

Image from the cover of Journal of Clinical Investigation, August 2016
Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Service; Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Chandarlapaty Lab
Sarat Chandarlapaty

Patricia and James Cayne Chair for Junior Faculty

The Chen Lab
Yu Chen
Chi Lab
Ping Chi
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz Jr.

Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Grayer Family Chair

The Jan Grimm Lab
Jan Grimm
Tobias Hohl Lab Group
Tobias M. Hohl

Chief, Infectious Diseases Service

The Alex Kentsis Lab
Alex Kentsis
Lorenz Studer Lab
Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

The Craig Thompson Lab
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Marcel van den Brink Lab
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Pictured: Wendel Lab
Hans-Guido Wendel

Member/Professor, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Richard Kolesnick Lab Group
Richard N. Kolesnick
The Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue Lab
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue

David M. Rubenstein Center Chair for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Director, Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The Katharine Hsu Lab
Katharine C. Hsu

Professor of Medicine

The Alan Houghton Lab
Alan Houghton
Michael Glickman Lab
Michael S. Glickman
The James Fagin Lab
James A. Fagin

Head, Division of Subspecialty Medicine; Member, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

The Cheng Lab
Emily H. Cheng

Attending Pathologist, Department of Pathology; Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Association of American Physicians
The Jedd Wolchok Lab
Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Craig Thompson Lab
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The David Scheinberg Lab
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Pictured: Neal Rosen
Neal Rosen
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Katharine Hsu Lab
Katharine C. Hsu

Professor of Medicine

Kenneth Offit Lab
Kenneth Offit
The Charles Rudin Lab
Charles M. Rudin
Marcel van den Brink Lab
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Michael Glickman Lab
Michael S. Glickman
The James Fagin Lab
James A. Fagin

Head, Division of Subspecialty Medicine; Member, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Crafoord Science Prize
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award
The David Scheinberg Lab
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Dorothy P. Landon Prize for Translational Cancer Research
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
The Lima Lab
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Scott Lowe Lab
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Nikola Pavletich Lab Group
Nikola P. Pavletich
Scott Keeney Lab Group
Scott Keeney
The Dana Pe'er Lab
Dana Pe'er

Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI; Scientific Director, Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center

The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Jennifer Zallen Lab
Jennifer A. Zallen
Inserm International Prize
Michel Sadelain Lab Group
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University Medical Center
The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

MacArthur Fellow
Lorenz Studer Lab
Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Massry Prize
National Academy of Medicine Members
Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS -- Vice President for International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology
Sir Murray F. Brennan

Senior Vice President of International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Surgeon Jeffrey Drebin
Jeffrey Drebin

Chair, Department of Surgery; Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery

Kathleen Foley
Kathleen Foley
The Hedvig Hricak Lab
Hedvig Hricak

Chair, Department of Radiology

Maria Jasin Lab Group
Maria Jasin
The Alexandra Joyner Lab
Alexandra Joyner
The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Steven Larson Lab Group
Steven M. Larson
Scott Lowe Lab
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Massagué Lab
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Kenneth Offit, MD -- Chief, Clinical Genetics Service
Kenneth Offit

Chief, Clinical Genetics Service; Robert and Kate Niehaus Chair in Inherited Cancer Genomics; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine

The Luis Parada Lab
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Nikola Pavletich Lab Group
Nikola P. Pavletich
Malcolm Pike, Attending Epidemiologist
Malcolm Pike

Attending Epidemiologist

Jerome Posner
Jerome Posner
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Peter T. Scardino, MD, FACS
Peter T. Scardino

David H. Koch Chair

Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

The Craig Thompson Lab
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

National Academy of Sciences Members
Dinshaw Patel Lab Group
Dinshaw Patel
Maria Jasin Lab Group
Maria Jasin
Samuel Danishefsky, PhD (emeritus)
Samuel J. Danishefsky

Emeritus

Scott Keeney Lab Group
Scott Keeney
The Thomas Kelly Lab
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

The Lima Lab
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Scott Lowe Lab
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Massagué Lab
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

The Luis Parada Lab
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Nikola Pavletich Lab Group
Nikola P. Pavletich
pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Craig Thompson Lab
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
Scott Lowe Lab
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Nikola Pavletich Lab Group
Nikola P. Pavletich
Pershing Square Sohn Prize
The Daniel Bachovchin Lab Group Photo
Daniel Bachovchin
The Vinod Balachandran Lab
Vinod Balachandran

Member, David. M Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The Adrienne Boire Lab
Adrienne A. Boire
The Yael David Lab
Yael David
The Lydia Finley Lab
Lydia Finley
The Alex Kentsis Lab
Alex Kentsis
Andrea Schietinger lab
Andrea Schietinger

Associate Member, Immunology Program, SKI

William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Michel Sadelain Lab Group
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering