WARREN ALPERT FOUNDATION AWARD GOES TO FOUR SCIENTISTS FOR SEMINAL DISCOVERIES IN OPTOGENETICS
Harnessing light and genetics, the approach illuminates and modulates the activity of neurons, enables study of brain function and behavior, sets stage for optogenetic therapies
On December 10, 2015 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recipient, Tu Youyou, accepted the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Professor Tu received the Alpert Prize for work that led to the development of the malaria drug Artemisinin. Artemisinin Combination Therarapies(ACT) are today the primary method physicians use to treat people infected by the malaria parasite. View the Nobel Pize ceremonies.
The 2015 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium to honor Ruth S. Nussenzweig,MD, PhD Victor Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, and Professor Tu Youyou was held on October 1, 2015 at Harvard Medical Schoo. See the featured speakers, read the symposium details