ASBMB–Merck Award

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting, the 2020 Annual Awards will be presented at the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

Nominations for the 2022 ASBMB Annual Awards will open in early 2021.

The ASBMB–Merck Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Nominations must originate with society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members.

The award consists of a plaque, $5,000, and expenses and transportation to the ASBMB annual meeting to present a lecture.

Recipients

Manajit Hayer-Hartl

2020

  • Manajit Hayer-Hartl
Ruma Banerjee

2019

  • Ruma Banerjee

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Judith Frydman

2017

  • Judith Frydman

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Ronald R. Breaker

2016

  • Ronald R. Breaker

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Zhijian James Chen

2015

  • Zhijian James Chen
Benjamin F. Cravatt

2014

  • Benjamin F. Cravatt
Vivek Malhotra

2013

  • Vivek Malhotra
Xiadong Wang

2012

  • Xiadong Wang
Christine Guthrie

2011

  • Christine Guthrie
James A. Wells

2010

  • James A. Wells
John Kuriyan

2009

  • John Kuriyan
David Allis

2008

  • David Allis
Judith P. Klinman

2007

  • Judith P. Klinman
Richard W. Hanson

2006

  • Richard W. Hanson
Jack E. Dixon

2005

  • Jack E. Dixon
Jack L. Strominger

2004

  • Jack L. Strominger
Stephen J. Benkovic

2003

  • Stephen J. Benkovic
Roger Kornberg

2002

  • Roger Kornberg
Robert G. Roeder

2002

  • Robert G. Roeder
Avram Hershko

2001

  • Avram Hershko
Alexander J. Varshavsky

2001

  • Alexander J. Varshavsky
Peter H. von Hippel

2000

  • Peter H. von Hippel
Robert L. Baldwin

1999

  • Robert L. Baldwin
Alexander Rich

1998

  • Alexander Rich
Paul C. Zamecnik

1997

  • Paul C. Zamecnik
Charles C. Richardson

1996

  • Charles C. Richardson
Robert Lehman

1995

  • Robert Lehman
Lester J. Reed

1994

  • Lester J. Reed
William P. Jencks

1993

  • William P. Jencks
Charles Tanford

1992

  • Charles Tanford
Daniel E. Koshland

1991

  • Daniel E. Koshland
Wallace Cleland

1990

  • Wallace Cleland
Michael G. Rossman

1989

  • Michael G. Rossman
Frederic M. Richards

1988

  • Frederic M. Richards
Gary Felsenfeld

1987

  • Gary Felsenfeld
Howard K. Schachman

1986

  • Howard K. Schachman
Martin Gellert

1985

  • Martin Gellert
Gilbert Ashwell

1984

  • Gilbert Ashwell
Earl R. Stadtman

1983

  • Earl R. Stadtman
Martin D. Kamen

1982

  • Martin D. Kamen
Bernard L. Horecker

1981

  • Bernard L. Horecker