Hall wins Lasker Basic Medical Research award

Michael N. Hall, professor of biochemistry at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has received the 2017 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research award.

Hall was recognized for his discoveries related to the nutrient-activated TOR proteins and their central role in the metabolic control of cell growth.

The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research award is given to a scientist who makes a fundamental discovery that opens up a new area of biomedical science. It carries a $250,000 prize.

This award is one of several that comprise the Lasker awards program, established in 1945 by Albert and Mary Lasker to highlight significant biological and clinical research that improves human health.

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