Prize Recipients

2015 Recipient

Victor Nussenzweig
NYU Langone Medical Center

For their pioneering discoveries in chemistry and parasitology, and personal commitments to translate these into effective chemotherapeutic and vaccine-based approaches to control malaria - their collective work will impact millions of lives globally particularly in the developing countries.

Victor Nussenzweig obtained his  MD in 1953 and PhD in 1957 from the the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1964 he came to the USA and progressed from assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine (1965) to Hermann M. Biggs Professor of Pathology (1987). Among his many honors, he received the Life Time Achievement Award in malaria research from the BioMalPar European Organization; was elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (2003); elected member of the American American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002); was the recipient of Bristol Myers Squib "Freedom to Discover" Award for distinguished achievement in Infectious Diseases (2006).

“I am grateful for this prize, grateful to everyone at the Alpert Foundation and at Harvard Medical School. “Prizes like this are truly an honor, but still, the ultimate motivation for this work is the pleasure of discovery.”

Victor Nussenzweig