The Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, given by Kimberly Querrey in honor of her late husband Lou Simpson, is awarded every year to a scientist who has made outstanding research contributions into the molecular basis of life with a direct demonstrated link of their discovery into clinic for the betterment of humankind. The $250,000 annual prize is given by the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics and administered by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Find eligibility information in our About the Prize section.
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About Kimberly Querrey and Lou Simpson
The Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics is made possible by a generous gift from Kimberly Querrey in honor of her husband, Lou Simpson, who passed away in 2022. Simpson, a life trustee of Northwestern, was a great friend of the University and, together with Querrey, made widespread contributions to the Feinberg School of Medicine, McCormick School of Engineering, and The Kellogg School of Management. In recognition of their incredible generosity, the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center was named in their honor in 2019, along with the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics and the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics. Read more about the life of Simpson.
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