On February 7, 2019, family, friends and faculty gathered at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills to celebrate Dr. Michael Grunstein as recipient of the 2018 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. Dr. Grunstein, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Chemistry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, received the honor for his groundbreaking research on gene expression. He shares the award with Dr. C. David Allis of The Rockefeller University in New York.
“As dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and a colleague of Michael’s for the past 20 years, it is both a personal and professional honor for me to see his scientific creativity and unwavering pursuit of new biological insights recognized by the Lasker committee,” said Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, dean and Gerald S. Levey, M.D., Endowed Chair. “His pioneering work fundamentally changed our understanding of one of the most basic aspects of biology — the regulation of which genes are turned on and off in each cell — and opened the door for new therapeutic approaches to disease.” The Lasker Awards are widely regarded as America’s top biomedical research prize.
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