About the Prize
The Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, given by by Kimberly Querrey in honor of her late husband Lou Simpson, is awarded every year by the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics and administered by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and includes a monetary prize of $250,000.
As a condition of the award, the prize recipient will deliver a public lecture on the Northwestern University Feinberg campus in Chicago, visit with faculty, fellows and students and attend an honorific dinner.
- Candidacy for the Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics is open to scientists whose body of biochemical, genetics and/or molecular research exhibits outstanding achievement with significance impact into clinic and human health. Individuals of all nationalities and institutional affiliations are eligible.
- Winners must be able to participate in on-site scholarly activities at a provided date in 2024 which is associated with the award, including a public lecture at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Chicago campus.
Nominations are submitted via this website. Nominations will be considered by a panel of experts including some of the previous winners, and the final decision regarding the selection of the winner will be made by the Dean of Feinberg School of Medicine and the Director of the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics.
The next Kimberly Prize in Molecular Genetics will be awarded during the 2023-2024 academic year.
For questions related to the nomination process, please contact SQE@northwestern.edu.