The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award is named in honor of Dr. Korsmeyer, who was the first recipient of the Award in 1998 and who passed away in March 2005. The annual Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of ASCI members in advancing knowledge in a specific field and in mentoring future generations of life science researchers. The Award recipient receives an unrestricted $20,000 grant from the Society and presents the Award Lecture at the Society’s annual meeting.

The 2016 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova
Credit: Mario Morgado

Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award in recognition for his discovery that single-gene inborn errors of immunity can underlie life-threatening infectious diseases in otherwise healthy children and young adults.

Past award recipients

2015: Louis J. Ptáček

For research leading to the development of the field of ion channel defects, known commonly as channelopathies. More information

2014: Beth Levine

In recognition of fundamental contributions to our understanding of autophagy. More information

2013: Bruce Beutler

In recognition of his contributions to the field of innate immunity. More information

2012: William G. Kaelin, Jr., and Gregg L. Semenza

In recognition of their contributions to the molecular understanding of cellular oxygen sensing and cellular adaptation to hypoxia. More information

2011: Brian J. Druker and Charles L. Sawyers

In recognition of their contributions to the development of novel therapeutics in the treatment of leukemia and other forms of cancer. More information

2010: Andrew R. Marks

In recognition of his discoveries that rapamycin inhibits coronary artery stent restenosis, and the role of leaky ryanodine receptor/calcium release channels in heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and muscular dystrophy. More information

2009: Mitchell A. Lazar

For his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the transcriptional regulation of metabolism. More information

2008: Gerald I. Shulman

For his contributions to furthering our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. More information

2007: D. Gary Gilliland

For his contributions to the understanding of the genetic basis of human hematological malignancies. More information

2006: Shaun R. Coughlin

For his outstanding contributions in the field of signal transduction via thrombin receptors. More information

2005: Francis Collins

For his pioneering efforts in the development of the entire field of human genome research. More information

2004: David Ginsburg

For his contributions to the understanding of the molecular basis of physiologic and pathologic thrombosis and hemostasis. More information

2003: Craig B. Thompson

For his discovery of the critical role costimulatory receptors play in regulating immune responses. More information

2002: Ronald DePinho

For fundamental discoveries in cancer research, aging, and chronic degenerative disease. More information

2001: Laurie Glimcher

For seminal contributions to our understanding of the transcriptional regulation of lymphocyte subset differentiation.

2000: Christine Seidman

For employing molecular genetic approaches in defining the etiology of inherited human disorders and genetic engineering to produce murine models of human disease, with particular emphasis on heart disease.

Finalists: Jonathan S. Stamler, for elucidating the fundamental role of redox systems in the control of complex physiological responses, using NO-based modification of proteins-in particular S-nitrosylation. Mark Keating, for focusing on the molecular genetics of cardiovascular disease, particularly cardiac arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy and obstructive vascular disease.

1999: Richard D. Klausner

For the discovery of key mechanisms that regulate metal metabolism and intracellular trafficking. More information

Finalists: Michael J. Welsh, for discoveries regarding the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis. David Clapham, for discoveries regarding the regulation of membrane ion channels, and the physiologic consequences of intracellular calcium signals.

1998: Stanley J. Korsmeyer

For the identification of key genetic mechanisms that govern cell death and survival. More information

Finalists: Peter Agre, for discoveries regarding the roles of water channels in cell membranes. Arthur Weiss, for discoveries of key signalling pathways in T lymphocytes.