Lodish receives lifetime achievement award

Lodish receives lifetime achievement award
Merrill Meadow | Whitehead Institute
July 13, 2021

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), will honor Whitehead Institute Founding Member Harvey Lodish with its Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology.

The Coulter Award—ASH’s highest honor—recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a lasting commitment to the field of hematology through outstanding contributions to education, research, and practice.

Lodish is being honored for his six decades of key contributions to hematology, including his studies of the structure and biogenesis of red blood cells and his use of those cells as vehicles for delivering therapeutics. His research has provided important insights into several red cell diseases, including beta thalassemia and polycythemia vera; and he identified a new family of growth factor receptors, now known as the cytokine receptor superfamily. Lodish is also being recognized for his mentorship of more than 200 students and fellows, including two Nobel Prize recipients.

He will formally receive the Award at the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting in December.