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Ernest McCulloch, MD, and James Till, PhD, share the Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for groundbreaking experiments that led to the discovery of the first stem cell.
Sir Edwin Southern, FRS, received the Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research for his invention of the genetic research tool, the Southern blot.
Sir Alec Jeffreys, FRS, shown here in his laboratory in 1989, received the Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research for his discovery of DNA fingerprinting, with its many medical and legal applications.
Nancy Brinker received the Lasker Award for Public Service for her advocacy for breast cancer research and education through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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