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Research Honors & Awards

NYU Langone Health faculty are active leaders in their academic disciplines and part of a community with a proud tradition of pioneering innovations in medical therapies. Our faculty have been recognized with prestigious awards and honored with membership in academies such as the Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. Listed here are national and international recognitions and honors.

The National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences grants membership in recognition of excellence in original scientific research or distinguished and continuing achievements in science.

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Executive Vice President and Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer
The Saul J. Farber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Professor, Department of Medicine

Jef D. Boeke, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director, Institute for Systems Genetics

György Buzsáki, MD, PhD
The Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, and Professor, Department of Neurology

Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Neuroscience and Physiology
Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics

Claude Desplan, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Department of Pathology, and Professor, Department of Microbiology

Rodolfo R. Llinas, MD, PhD
The Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

Kathryn J. Moore, PhD
The Jean and David Blechman Professor of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, and Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Director, Cardiovascular Research Center

Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD
Director, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Medicine

Richard P. Novick, MD
The Recanati Family Professor of Science, Department of Microbiology, and Professor, Department of Medicine

Danny Reinberg, PhD
The Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Research Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Richard W. Tsien, DPhil
The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, and Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuroscience Institute

The National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine bestows membership based on professional achievement and commitment to service.

Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Neuroscience and Physiology
Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics

Robert Glickman, MD
Research Professor, Department of Medicine

Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD
The Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, International Emergency Program and Faculty Development and Mentorship

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Department of Pathology, and Professor, Department of Microbiology

Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD, MPH
The Dr. Adolph and Margaret Berger Professor of Population Health and Medicine, Department of Population Health

Danny Reinberg, PhD
The Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Research Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Diane M. Simeone, MD
Associate Director for Translational Research, Perlmutter Cancer Center

Richard W. Tsien, DPhil
The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuroscience Institute

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes distinguished achievement in respective academic disciplines.

Cristina Alberini, PhD
Professor of Neural Science
Neuroscience Institute

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Executive Vice President and Vice Dean for Science
Chief Scientific Officer

Jef D. Boeke, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director, Institute for Systems Genetics

Robert I. Grossman, MD
Dean, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Chief Executive Officer, NYU Langone Health

Perri Klass, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Department of Pathology, and Professor, Department of Microbiology

Rodolfo Llinás, MD, PhD
The Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

Evgeny Nudler, PhD
Julie Wilson Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Victor Nussenzweig, MD, PhD
Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology

Danny Reinberg, PhD
The Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Research Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Richard W. Tsien, DPhil
The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuroscience Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recognizes distinguished contributions to biomedical research and awards grants in support of scientific discovery and education.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

HHMI investigators are selected for their individual scientific excellence. HHMI appointments are considered one of the highest honors bestowed on a biomedical research scientist.

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Department of Pathology, and Professor, Department of Microbiology

Evgeny Nudler, PhD
The Julie Wilson Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Michele Pagano, PhD
The May Ellen and Gerald Jay Ritter Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Danny Reinberg, PhD
The Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars

The HHMI Faculty Scholars program supports promising early-career researchers based on their “vision and potential for unique contributions to science.”

Ken H. Cadwell, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Robert C. Froemke, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology and Otolaryngology­–Head and Neck Surgery

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Neuroscience and Physiology
Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics

Steven J. Burden, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Physiology

György Buzsáki, MD, PhD
The Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, and Professor, Department of Neurology

Moses V. Chao, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology, and Psychiatry

Judith D. Goldberg, ScD
Professor, Departments of Environmental Medicine and Population Health

Hannah Klein, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pathology

David E. Levy, PhD
The Dr. Louis A. Schneider Professor of Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology, and Professor, Department of Microbiology
Associate Dean for Collaborative Science

Richard P. Novick, MD
The Recanati Family Professor of Science, Department of Microbiology, and Professor, Department of Medicine

Mark Philips, MD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Cell Biology, and Medicine

Danny Reinberg, PhD
The Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

William Rom, MD, MPH
The Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Research Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Richard W. Tsien, DPhil
The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuroscience Institute

Jan T. Vilcek, MD, PhD
Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology

National and International Medals

Jef Boeke, PhD, received the Emil Christian Hansen Golden Medal for his seminal contributions to yeast genome scrambling and the design of synthetic yeast.

Rodolfo Llinás, MD, PhD, received the Gold Medal from the Spanish National Research Council and the Cajal Medal from the Queen of Spain.

Jan Vilcek, MD, PhD, was honored at the White House when he received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Faculty Recognition

NYU Langone Health faculty are frequently recognized by leading scientific institutions and organizations.

2022

Karim-Jean Armache, PhD, received an Emerging Leader Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

Robert Banh, PhD, received a Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists.

Gira Bhabha, PhD, received the 2023 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Early-Career Leadership Award.

Amanda W. Lund, PhD, received the American Association for Cancer Research-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant.

Michael E. Pacold, MD, PhD, received the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award and the Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.

Joseph Ravenell, MD, received the Eugene O’Kelly Award from American Cancer Society.

Benjamin tenOever, PhD, was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

2021

Jef D. Boeke, PhD, was elected to the National Academy of Inventors.

Anli A. Liu, MD, received the 2021 Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award from the American Academy of Neurology.

Kathryn J. Moore, PhD, was named the 2021 Distinguished Scientist in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology by the American Heart Association.

Bhama Ramkhelawon, PhD, received the Irvine H. Page Junior Faculty Research Award from the American Heart Association.

Victor J. Torres, PhD, received a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, known colloquially as the MacArthur “genius grants.”

Jun Wang, PhD, received an ASPIRE award from the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

2020

Samrachana Adhikari, PhD, received the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award in Math.

György Buzsáki, MD, PhD, received the Society for Neuroscience’s highest honor, the Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience.

Gilad D. Evrony, MD, PhD, was named a 2020 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, a prestigious honor that provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

Glenn I. Fishman, MD, was elected as a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association for 2020.

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, was recognized by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, as part of their Pioneers in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research campaign.

Shane A. Liddelow, PhD, was awarded the David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year award from Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Amanda W. Lund, PhD, received a 2020 Emerging Leader Award from the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

Shruti Naik, PhD, was named a 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research, an award that supports promising early career scientists whose research accelerates discovery and advances progress to a cure for cancer.

Shruti Naik, PhD, was awarded a prestigious Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, one of 16 members who are nationally recognized experts in prevention, evidence-based medicine, and primary care.

Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, received the American Heart Association’s Basic Scientist Award.

Azizi A. Seixas, PhD, was chosen by Cell Press as one of the 100 most inspiring Black scientists in America.

2019

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, was elected as a 2019 Fellow of the AACR Academy for her seminal work on delineating the fundamental mechanisms by which Ras oncogenes mediate pancreatic cancer initiation and progression.

Jayeeta Basu, PhD, was named a 2019 McKnight Scholar for her work on cortical sensory modulation of hippocampal activity and spatial representation.

Gira Bhabha, PhD, was named a 2019 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, a prestigious honor that provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

Gilad D. Evrony, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive the National Institutes of Health High-Risk, High-Reward Early Independence Award to develop new single-cell genomics technologies for studying the brain and the origins of brain tumors.

Liam J. Holt, PhD, was named a 2019 Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Prize winner, a highly prestigious honor given to early career investigators who show tremendous potential in revolutionizing the field of cancer research.

Leora Horwitz, MD, was selected by the National Academy of Medicine as a 2019 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar.

Hannah Klein, PhD, has been elected to a fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. The election recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership and is a mark of distinction in the field of microbiological sciences.

Ruth Lehmann, PhD, and Agnel Sfeir, PhD, have been selected by the Pew Charitable Trusts to be class of 2019 Innovation Fund investigators. Their research focuses on developing tools to examine how mitochondrial DNA is inherited by offspring.

Shruti Naik, PhD, was named the 2019 winner of the Innovators in Science Early-Career Award. The honor, which is granted to only one junior faculty member from around the world each year, recognizes Dr. Naik’s pioneering work in the field of regenerative medicine.

Bhama Ramkhelawon, PhD, was selected as a member of the 2019 Class of U.S. Young Leaders by the French-American Foundation.

Neville Sanjana, PhD, and Moriah E. Thomason, PhD, have been selected as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

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