Outstanding Achievement Award


About the Award

The ASGCT Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes an ASGCT Member who has achieved a pioneering research success, specific high-impact accomplishment, or lifetime of significant contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy. It is the Society’s highest honor and the recipient is celebrated at the ASGCT Annual Meeting. The recipient presents a plenary 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. Nominations letters must be 500 words or fewer and be submitted by no less than two ASGCT Members. Nominees will be notified and required to provide a CV or NIH bio-sketch.

Nominations may be submitted directly to: awards@asgct.org.   

Recipients

2018
Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philidelphia, PA
Seeing the Light with Retinal Gene Therapy: From Fantasy to Reality

2017
Maria-Grazia Roncarolo, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Cell and Gene Therapy for Genetic Immunodeficiencies:  Popping the Bubble

2016
Seppo Yla-Herttuala, MD, PhD, FESC, University of Eastern Finland
Vascular Biology and Advances in Cardiovscular and Cancer Gene Therapy From Bench to Bedside

2015
Bruce Sullenger, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Therapeutic Aptamers from HIV Gene Therapy to the Cath Lab and Cancer

2014
Luigi Naldini, MD, PhD, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Lentiviral Vectors From Bench to Bedside: A Lifetime Journey

2013
Mark A. Kay, MD, PhD Stanford University School of Medicine
Deciphering Vector and Non-coding RNA Biology: A New Frontier in Nucleic Acid based Therapies.

2012
David A. Williams, MD Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
25 Years in Translation: The Hematopoietic Microenvironment and HSC Gene Therapy

2011
Malcolm K. Brenner, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Cell and Gene Therapy - Putting it Together

2010
Katherine A. High, MD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Gene Therapy for Genetic Disease: Hemophilia as a Paradigm

2009
Inder Verma, PhD, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
25 Years of Gene Therapy: Ups and Downs

2008
R. Jude Samulski, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
AAVolution of a Smart Virus
 

2019
22nd Annual Meeting
April 29 – May 2 | Washington D.C.
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