Founders Award

About the Award

Established in 2022, the ASGCT Founders Award recognizes a pioneering contributor to the gene and cell therapy field. It is among the Society’s highest honors and the recipient is celebrated at the ASGCT Annual Meeting. The recipient presents a keynote lecture highlighting their scientific accomplishments that led to the award.

Criteria and Nominations

Any ASGCT Member, other than a current Officer or member of the Nomination and Awards Committee, is eligible. Nomination letters must be 500 words or fewer and be submitted by two ASGCT Members. Nominees will be notified and required to provide a CV or NIH bio-sketch.

Nominations for the 2022 Annual Meeting will be accepted beginning Fall 2021. Nominations may be submitted directly to


Francis Collins, MD, PhD


ASGCT 25th Annual Meeting

May 16-19, 2022

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