Congratulations to Bruce Alberts
NCSE is pleased to congratulate Bruce Alberts on receiving the 2016 Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science. According to a press release from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which confers the award, Alberts was honored "[f]or fundamental discoveries in DNA replication and protein biochemistry; for visionary leadership in directing national and international scientific organizations to better people's lives; and for passionate dedication to improving education in science and mathematics."
Alberts is Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. A former president of the National Academy of Sciences and a former editor-in-chief of the journal Science, Alberts is also a member of NCSE's Advisory Council and a recipient of NCSE's Friend of Darwin award in recognition of his support of and advocacy for the integrity of science education, especially influential during his tenure at the National Academy of Sciences.