Physiology or Medicine

2020 Citation Laureates

For determining the structure and function of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins, a landmark discovery in molecular immunology that has contributed to drug and vaccine development.

Pamela J. Bjorkman

Pamela J. Bjorkman

David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Jack L. Strominger

Jack L. Strominger

Higgins Research Professor of Biochemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

For discoveries on the pathogenesis of neurological disorders including the genetic origins of Rett syndrome.

Huda Zoghbi

Huda Y. Zoghbi

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, and Founding director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX; also, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

For pioneering research developing and applying genetic polymorphic markers and for contributions to genome-wide association studies, both heralding personalized approaches to cancer treatment.

Yusuke Nakamura

Yusuke Nakamura

Director, Cancer Precision Medicine Center, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo; Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo, Tokyo; and, Emeritus Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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