The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Columbia University has awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for outstanding basic research in biology or biochemistry since 1967. The prize honors a scientific investigator, or group of investigators, whose contributions to knowledge in biology or biochemistry are deemed worthy of special recognition. The prize is awarded by a panel of internationally known scientists distinguished in the fields of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology.

About the 2019 Horwitz Prize Recipients

Columbia University announces Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, and Peter K. Vogt, PhD as the 2019 recipients of the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize. For more information please visit the announcement from the CUMC Newsroom.

For more information, view our list of all past prize recipients.

Peter K. Vogt, PhD

Honoree: Peter K. Vogt, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA


“Novel aspects of PI3K Signaling”
Thursday, January 9, 2020
10:00 AM

Davis Auditorium (Rm. 412), Schapiro Center (CEPSR)
530 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD

Honoree: David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD

Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


“mTOR and Lysosomes in the Regulation of Growth”
Thursday, January 9, 2020
12:00 PM

Jerome L. Greene Science Center
9th Floor Lecture Hall
3227 Broadway

Lewis C. Cantley, PhD

Honoree: Lewis C. Cantley, PhD

Meyer Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine


“PI 3-Kinase and Cancer Metabolism”
Thursday, January 9, 2020
3:00 PM

Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10032