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The Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science was established by the Vallee Foundation in 2012 to recognize international achievements in the sciences basic to medicine.  It is awarded to an established scientist for outstanding accomplishments in basic biomedical research.  Nominations must originate from ASBMB members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member.  The Award consists of a $10,000 cash award, a plaque and travel expenses for attendance at the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.


Michael Gottesman

  • Leon Hess Professor;, Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research
    Rockefeller University
  • Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and the Graduate Division Chancellor I Endowed Chair, School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego
  • Paul D Boyer Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Professor and Director, Gene Expression Laboratory, HHMI Investigator, March of DImes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Rebecca Lancefield Professor in Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, The Rockefeller University, HHMI Investigator
  • Head, Multidrug Resistance Section, Laboratory Chief, National Cancer Institute
  • Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics , UNC School of Medicine; a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • President & CEO, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
  • President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Asa and Patricia Springer Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital