2014 Winner of the Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research
Daniel J. Drucker, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute,
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Canada
Dr. Daniel J. Drucker will be awarded a Certificate of Honor, US$150,000 and a Japanese objet d’art at the award ceremony on February 10, 2015.
The Selection Committee highly recognized his extensive and groundbreaking contributions over years to many landmark discoveries in biology and physiology of incretin hormones which serve as the basis for development of GLP-1 receptor agonists and DDP-4 inhibitors.
Dr. Daniel J. Drucker was therefore selected a Prize winner of this year.
～ 2014 Selection Committee Members ～
Dr. Masato Kasuga (Chairman)
National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Dr. Itaru Kojima
Professor of Cell Biology,
Institute for Molecular & Cellular Regulation,
Dr. Masakazu Haneda
Professor, Department of Medicine,
Asahikawa Medical University
Dr. Graeme I. Bell
Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics,
The University of Chicago
Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman
Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School