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The Gruber Foundation honors individuals in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Justice, and Women's Rights, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.

Bellen Selected!
Hugo Bellen will receive the 2024 Gruber Genetics Prize on Sunday, March 10 at The Allied Genetics Conference in National Harbor, MD
Hugo Bellen head shot

2023 Gruber Prizes Awarded

The Gruber Foundation presents the 2023 Gruber Neuroscience Prize to Huda Akil for contributions to the identification of the neural circuitry and molecular mechanisms that underlie a range of neuropsychiatric conditions such as stress, pain, depression, and drug addiction.

The Gruber Foundation presents the 2023 Cosmology Prize to Richard S. Ellis for contributions in the fields of galaxy evolution, the onset of cosmic dawn and reionization in the high redshift universe, and the detection of the earliest galaxies via the Hubble Ultra Deep Field study.

The Gruber Foundation presents the 2023 Genetics Prize to Allan Jacobson and Lynne Elizabeth Maquat for discoveries and pioneering studies on the mRNA surveillance mechanism known as Nonsense Mediated mRNA Decay (NMD).