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The National Academy of Sciences’ Awards Program is dedicated to honoring extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields and has honored over 900 distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research. 

Previous NAS award recipients continue to achieve outstanding advancements in their fields. Over 120 have received a National Medal of Science, 79 have received a Nobel Prize, and 49 have a Lasker Award. Click on a recipient’s name to hear what they are working on now, how the award affected their careers, or the impact of their current work.

Richard B. Alley
Sabeeha Merchant
Rodolphe Barrangou
Joseph L. DeRisi

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