Medicine

 

for their discovery of large-scale copy number variation and its association with specific diseases

 

 

Michael H. Wigler

Professor and Head, Mammalian Cell Genetics Section, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY USA

 

 

Charles Lee

Professor and Scientific Director, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT USA

 

 

Stephen W. Scherer

Senior Scientist and Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children; Professor and Director, McLaughlin Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON CANADA

Essay

 

for fundamental discoveries concerning eukaryotic transcription and gene regulation

 

 

James E. Darnell, Jr.

Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus, Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, Rockefeller University, New York, NY USA

 

 

Robert G. Roeder

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University, New York, NY USA

 

 

Robert Tjian

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA, and President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD USA

Essay

 

for elucidating molecular mechanisms of pain sensation

 

 

David Julius

Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine, Professor and Chair of Physiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA USA

Essay