The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

About the 2021 Horwitz Prize Recipients

Columbia University announces Katalin Karikó, PhD and Drew Weissman, MD, PhD as the 2021 recipients of the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize. For more information please visit the announcement from the CUIMC Newsroom.

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


Katalin Karikó, PhD
Katalin Karikó, PhD

Honoree: Katalin Karikó, PhD

Senior Vice President, BioNTech SE

Adjunct Professor

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Lecture: "Developing mRNA for Therapy" will be held March 1, 2022 at 3:30p.m. 

Alumni Auditorium 

650 W 168th St, 1st Fl 

In-person for CU affiliates and  

Virtual on the Zoom webinar platform 

Presentation of the 2021 Louisa Gross Horwitz PRizes to follow Dr. Krikó's lecture.


Honoree: Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

Photo of Drew Weissman
Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Lecture: "Nucleoside-Modified mRNA-LNP Therapeutics" will be held March 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. 

Roone Arledge Cinema 

Lerner Hall 

2920 Broadway, 2nd Fl 

In-person for CU affiliates and  

Virtual on the Zoom webinar platform 


Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Award Presentation

Appreciation by David D. Ho, MD

Responses from Drs. Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman

March 1, 2022  at 4:35 p.m. 

Alumni Auditorium 

650 W 168th St, 1st Fl

In-person for CU affiliates and  

Virtual on the Zoom webinar platform