Massry Prize News Archive

From HSC News 2017-10-20
Microbiomes explored at 2017 Massry Prize lecture
The microbiome — microbes that comprise an ecosystem, either internal or external to a biological host — was the topic of the 2017 Massry Prize Lecture, delivered Oct. 5 on the Health Sciences Campus by the winners of this year’s prize.
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From HSC News 2016-10-20
Massry Prize winners to speak at campus event
The winners of the 2016 Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize are a trio of scientists — Gero Misenboeck, Peter Hegemann and Karl Deisseroth — whose research paved the way for a breakthrough technology called optogenetics that has revolutionized the way scientists study the brain.
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From HSC News 2014-08-19
2014 Massry Prize recipients noted for work in immunotherapy
Three scientists whose research on T cells paved the way for innovative new immunotherapies for cancer patients, Steven Rosenberg, Zelig Eshhar, and James Allison, are the winners of this year’s Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize.
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From Beverly Hills Courier
Massry Foundation’s $175,000 Grant Supports Seven Keck School of Medicine Research Scholars
With a goal of helping young researchers launch their careers, the Beverly Hills-based Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation has provided a $175,000 gift to USC’s Keck School of Medicine’s Dean’s Fifth-Year Research Scholars program.
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From HSC Weekly 2013-09-13
Three scientists to share 2013 Massry Prize
The winners of this year’s Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize are a trio of scientists — James Spudich, PhD, Michael Sheetz, PhD, and Ron Vale, PhD — who have deciphered how cells deliver key molecular components to the right place at the right time.

From USC News 2013-01-10
Four get more from Massry Foundation
Fourth-year students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC can further their scientific careers thanks to a recent $100,000 grant from the Massry Foundation to the Dean’s Fifth-Year Research Scholars program.
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From USC News 2012-08-24
Three scientists share 2012 Massry Prize
The winners of this year’s Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize are a trio of scientists—Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey C. Hall of Brandeis University and Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University—who have pioneered research proving that at least some behavior is in fact embedded in the genes.

From HSC Weekly 2011-10-07
Massry Prize Winners Discuss Chaperone-assisted protein folding
Massry Prize winners F. Ulrich Hartl, of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, and Arthur Horwich, of Yale University, will present details of their research into how proteins fold.

From USC’s HSC Weekly 2010-10-29
Massry Prize Winners Discuss Discovery of Cellular Membrane Trafficking
Leaders in the field of membrane fusion, 2010 Massry Prize winners James E. Rothman and Randy Schekman delivered their laureate lectures in Mayer Auditorium on Oct. 21.

From USC News 2010-10-21
2010 Massry Prize winners to speak on Oct. 21
James E. Rothman, the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Yale University, and Randy Schekman, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, have been named the recipients of the 2010 Massry Prize.

From USC News 2009-11-17
Ambros, Ruvkun Receive Massry Prize
Gary Ruvkun and fellow molecular biologist Victor Ambros recently received the prestigious Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize for their revolutionary research in micro RNA (miRNA).

2009-10-16
Massry Prize Laureate wins the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Professor Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, who won the 2004 Massry Prize, has received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

2009-09-25
Pioneers in small RNA research receive Massry Prize
Molecular biologists Victor Ambros and Gary Ruvkun have been named recipients of the 2009 Massry Prize for their discovery of microRNAs.