The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Committee Members

Each year, the President of Columbia University in the City of New York appoints a selection committee from among the University faculty, assisted by a panel of internationally known scientists distinguished in the fields of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology.

Members of the 2016 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Committee are:


Gerard Karsenty Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD, Chair
Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics & Development;
Chair, Department of Genetics & Development; Professor of Medicine
Richard Axel, MD
University Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Department of Pathology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
Oliver Hobert ´╗┐Sankar Ghosh, PhD
´╗┐Silverstein and Hutt Family Professor of Microbiology & Immunology; Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Ellen Lumpkin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Department of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics
Tom Maniatis, PhD
Isidore S. Edelman Professor of Biochemistry; Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Carol Prives Carol Prives, PhD
DaCosta Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences
Charles Zucker Charles Zuker, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute