The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to introduce the winners of the 2018 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science and Architecture, awarded annually in recognition of outstanding immigrant contributions to American society.
Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
Alexander Rudensky: For fundamental molecular insights on the workings of a type of immune cell with a breathtaking array of functions-in autoimmune disease, inflammatory disorders, and cancer.
Vilcek Prize in Architecture
Teddy Cruz: For creating designs and concepts that make border communities more inclusive and equitable.
Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Polina Anikeeva: For developing novel engineering solutions that have advanced the field of neural engineering and enabled fine-grained analysis of brain function and animal behavior.
Sergiu P. Pasca: For developing realistic models of the human brain and unearthing fundamental insights into the biology of neuropsychiatric diseases like autism.
Feng Zhang: For using light to manipulate the activities of brain cells in living animals and for enabling rapid alterations to the genomes of living organisms.
Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Architecture
Mona Ghandi: For using data-driven design and biofeedback information to create responsively empathetic spaces.
James Leng: For his investigations into the role of defunct buildings and his vision for public, social uses of infrastructure.
Jing Liu: For her innovative interdisciplinary work and for developing new approaches to urban housing.
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