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Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is an annual award for women scientists in biology.

The Prize was founded by Nobel laureate Paul Greengard and his wife Ursula von Rydingsvard in honor of Greengard's mother, Pearl Meister Greengard, who died giving birth to him. Greengard began funding the award in 1998. Greengard donated the full share of his 2000 Nobel Prize to the fund, and was able to use his new publicity to attract additional funding for the award, which was launched in 2004.[1] The award is to combat discrimination against women in science, since, as Greengard observed, "[women] are not yet receiving awards and honors at a level commensurate with their achievements." [2]


  • Nicole Marthe Le Douarin (2004)
  • Philippa Marrack (2005)
  • Mary Frances Lyon (2006)
  • Gail R. Martin, Beatrice Mintz, Elizabeth Robertson (2007)


  1. ^ Dreifus, Claudia. He Turned His Nobel Into a Prize for Women. New York Times. Retrieved on September 26, 2006.
  2. ^ Betsy Hanson, "The Birth of an Award," Benchmarks, Dec. 17, 2004, available at .
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