The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases.
Well done to our 2020 awardees: This year’s winners are Dr. Danika Hill, a research fellow at Monash University, and Dr. Michael Birnbaum, assistant professor at MIT. Their winning proposals demonstrated both innovation and the potential for high impact across disease areas and states. By thinking beyond conventions, they will contribute to the Human Vaccine Project’s grand vision of decoding the human immune system. We are proud to be able to support them on this path.
Danika Hill and Michael Birnbaum received their awards in a special two-hour event. This webinar connected the experts of today with the leaders of tomorrow: Pulitzer Prize winner Laurie Garrett gave her insights into the fight against the global crisis and Harvard professor Dr. Dan Barouch presented the latest data set published in Nature with his insights on the pandemic in the Global COVID Lab Meeting, where the Human Vaccines Project connects experts in the field to discuss the latest COVID-19 data. You can watch the full recording of the 2020 awards on YouTube