The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Honoring Outstanding Research in Biology or Biochemistry

Katrina Armstrong, MD, CEO and Dean of CUIMC, presenting the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Katalin Karikó, PhD

The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize is to honor a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contributions to knowledge in fields of biology or biochemistry are deemed worthy of special recognition.

2022 Horwitz Prize Recipients

Columbia University announces Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD; Peter Hegemann, PhD; and Gero Miesenböck, MD as the 2022 recipients of the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize. For more information please read the announcement from the CUIMC Newsroom.


Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Bioengineering, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University, USA

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, is a professor of bioengineering and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, USA. He is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Deisseroth received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and completed his PhD and MD from Stanford.

 


Peter Hegemann, PhD

Peter Hegemann, PhD
Peter Hegemann, PhD

Hertie Professor for Neuroscience
Institute of Biology and Experimental Biophysics
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Peter Hegemann, PhD, is a Hertie Professor for Neuroscience at the Institute of Biology and Experimental Biophysics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Hegemann completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Münster and LMU Munich, and received his PhD from the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried.


Gero Miesenböck, MD

Gero Miesenböck, MD
Gero Miesenböck, MD

Waynflete Professor of Physiology
Director, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour
University of Oxford, UK

Gero Miesenböck, MD, is the Waynflete Professor of Physiology and director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at the University of Oxford, UK. Miesenböck completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and Umeå University in Sweden, and received his MD from the University of Innsbruck Medical School.


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Past Prize Recipients

Dean Goldman awarding the Horwitz Prize to Jeffrey Gordon in 2018.

View the winners of the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, which is awarded by Columbia University to scientists for their outstanding basic research in biology or biochemistry.

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