Jeremy Nathans Wins 2022 Nemmers Prize in Medical Science
Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of molecular biology and genetics, neuroscience and ophthalmology known for his landmark discoveries into the molecular mechanisms of visual system development, function and disease, is the recipient of the 2022 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science at Northwestern University. The prize, which carries a $200,000 stipend, is given to a physician-scientist whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in his or her discipline as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. A jury of distinguished scientists from around the United States made the final selection. Nathans, the Samuel Theobald Professor of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine, has devoted his career to studying the vertebrate visual system. “I am humbled to be in the same company as the previous Nemmers Prize winners,” Nathans said. In connection with the award, Nathans will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2022.