David Moser Tapped To Design Lifetime Achiement Award for Jackson Lab Honorees
The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, California. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating, and curing human diseases, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community. In addition to being a research facility, Jackson Lab is an international hub for scientific courses, conferences, training, and education. Located within a stone’s throw from beautiful Acadia National Park, it’s just one more reason to come visit us in Maine.
We were especially proud of our longstanding relationship, when recently, Jackson Lab commissioned David Moser to design and create The Jackson Laboratory Lifetime Achievement Awards. These awards honored two extraordinary leaders in the world of life sciences and human health: David Baltimore Ph.D., and Anthony Evnin, Ph.D., at Jackson Lab’s very first National Gala, on September 18, 2008, at The Pierre Hotel in New York.
David is shown below with the wax model of the bronze sculpture on its cherry base and presentation stand. If you’re interested in finding more information about this special event, click here.
About David's award design:
The award itself is cast in bronze and sits on a handcrafted cherry base. The inspiration of the award is the double helix structure of DNA. David chose DNA as the central feature of the award because it represents the foundation from which the critically important research that these scientists perform is built upon.
About the award recipients:
This national gala is co-chaired by Maine businessman and philanthropist David Shaw and actress Glenn Close and will honor two extraordinary leaders in the world of life sciences and human health: David Baltimore, Ph.D., and Anthony Evnin, Ph.D.
Dr. Baltimore was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1975 at the age of 37, and has been a pioneer in research related to cancer, AIDS, and the molecular basis of the immune response. He has established new methodologies to fight cancer and has been instrumental in the global effort to create an HIV vaccine. Beyond his research activities he has served as president of Caltech and Rockefeller University, and a vast array of public poilicy and other initiatives.
Dr. Evnin has been a central figure in the development of the US biotechnology industry and the healthcare venture capital world as a partner at Venrock Associates in New York since 1974. He has served on the boards of nearly 40 newly-formed life science companies including Athena Neurosciences, Centocor, Genetics Institute, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, and Sepracor. Dr. Evnin has also served as a trustee of Princeton University and Rockefeller University.
The Jackson Laboratory is presenting awards to Dr. Evnin and Dr. Baltimore, and James Schiro will represent Zurich Financial Services as the evening’s Corporate Chair. Funds raised by the national gala will support young investigators at The Jackson Laboratory, continuing a long history of important scientific breakthroughs, supporting tomorrow’s cures.
COMING TO LOS ANGELES IN NOVEMBER!
If you are in the neighborhood of our LA showroom or plan on visiting there in November, please join us for a special event in their honor on Saturday, November 8th, from 5 to 7 p.m. The evening’s activities will include a cocktail reception where you can meet Jackson Laboratory representatives and hear a keynote address by Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., the Laboratory’s vice president and chief operating officer. We hope you will join us as we celebrate nearly eight decades of research accomplishments by Jackson Laboratory scientists.