What differentiates us most from other ALS organizations is our critical and creative approach to research.
It's the essence of what we do. It's why, one day, we'll help find a cure.
H. Robert Horvitz
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
David H. Koch Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Neurobiologist and Geneticist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Dr. Horvitz was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering work on the role of programmed cell death as it relates to human disease. He is Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is also a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Dr. Horvitz is the recipient of the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology, the Genetics Society of America Medal, and many more.