Founders Award

About the Award

Established in 2022, the ASGCT Founders Award recognizes a pioneering contributor to the gene and cell therapy field. It is among the Society’s highest honors and the recipient is celebrated at the ASGCT Annual Meeting. The recipient presents a keynote lecture highlighting their scientific accomplishments that led to the award.

Criteria and Nominations

Any ASGCT Member, other than a current Officer or member of the Nomination and Awards Committee, is eligible. Nomination letters must be 500 words or fewer and be submitted by two ASGCT Members. Nominees will be notified and required to provide a CV or NIH bio-sketch.

Nominations for the 2024 Annual Meeting are open through Jan. 31, 2024. Please send your nominations to


David A. Williams, MD

Francis Collins, MD, PhD


Register for the 27th Annual Meeting

May 7-11, 2024 | Baltimore, MD

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