Horwitz Prize Committee

Each year, the President of Columbia University appoints a selection committee from among the University faculty, assisted by a panel of internationally known scientists distinguished in the fields of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology.

Members of the 2021 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Committee are:

  • Laura Landweber, PhD, Chair

    • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Biological Sciences (in Systems Biology); Vice Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
    Laura Landweber
  • Henry Colecraft, PhD

    • John C. Dalton Professor, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics; Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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  • Rui Costa, DVM, PhD

    • Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology; Director and Chief Officer, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
    Headshot photo of Rui Costa, DVM, PhD
  • Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD

    • Percy and Joanne Uris Professor of Clinical Medicine; Professor, Pathology & Cell Biology, Genetics & Development, Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Institute for Cancer Genetics
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  • Donna Farber, PhD

    • George H. Humphreys, II Professor of Surgical Sciences in Surgery; Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
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  • Sankar Ghosh, PhD

    • Silverstein and Hutt Family Professor of Microbiology & Immunology; Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
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  • Stephen Goff, PhD

    • Higgins Professor of Biochemistry, Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology
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  • Ruben L. Gonzalez Jr., PhD

    • Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
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  • Stavros Lomvardas, PhD

    • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Neuroscience(in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute); Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, Department Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics
    Stavros Lomvardas PhD
  • Carol Prives, PhD

    • DaCosta Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences
    Carol Prives Headshot
  • Zhiguo Zhang, PhD

    • Professor of Epigenomics and Molecular Biology (in Pediatrics, Genetics and Development and in the Institute of Cancer Genetics), Department of Pediatrics Oncology
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