The ASCI is pleased to recognize the three joint recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD. The Prize, announced October 7, was awarded to the researchers for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
Dr. Kaelin is Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Along with this honor, he shared the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Sir Peter and Dr. Semenza and the 2012 ASCI | Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award with Dr. Semenza. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (elected 2010), the National Academy of Medicine (2007), and the ASCI (1997, view profile).
Sir Peter is Director of the Target Discovery Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, and a Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. He shared the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Drs. Kaelin and Semenza. Dr. Ratcliffe is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Semenza is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Vascular Research Program at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering. He shared the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Dr. Kaelin and Sir Peter and the 2012 ASCI | Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award with Dr. Kaelin. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (2012), the National Academy of Sciences (elected 2008), and the ASCI (1995, view profile).
- Nobelprize.org: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019.
- Hurst, J. William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe, and Gregg Semenza receive the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. J Clin Invest. 2016;126(10):3628–3638. doi:10.1172/JCI90055.
- Claiborn, K. William G. Kaelin Jr. and Gregg L. Semenza receive the 2012 ASCI/Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. J Clin Invest. 2012;122(4):1136-1137. doi:10.1172/JCI63264.