Ruth Lehmann and Gertrud M. Schüpbach Recipients of American Academy of Arts & Sciences 2020 Francis Amory Prize


Congratulations to Society for Developmental Biology members, Ruth Lehmann, Professor of Biology and Director of Whitehead Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Gertrud M. Schüpbach, Professor Emerita of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, on being recipients of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2020 Francis Amory Prize in medicine and reproductive physiology. Lehmann and Schüpbach have made discoveries that have significantly advanced their own fields and contributed to knowledge and progress in areas including DNA repair, embryonic development, RNA regulation, and stem cell research.

Announcing the award, Academy President David Oxtoby said, “Professors Lehmann and Schüpbach have investigated fundamental biological questions related to inheritance and early development. Their shared use of cutting-edge research techniques, coupled with their innate curiosity, has allowed them to make breathtaking contributions to their respective fields and beyond.”

The Amory Prize will be awarded to Lehman and Schüpbach at a live virtual event on February 3, 2021. Learn more about the award and read the full press release here.

View Award Lecture


Last Updated 10/12/2021