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Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award

The Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award recognizes an outstanding individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to, and made important contributions that have had a significant impact on education, practice and/or research in laboratory medicine or patient care.

This award honors Wallace H. Coulter, founder of Coulter Corporation and inventor of the Coulter Principle, a simple but elegant innovation that revolutionized hematology and the practice of laboratory medicine, pioneered the field of flow cytometry and defined particle characterization. AACC's most prestigious award—presented annually at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo—commemorates Wallace Coulter's outstanding contributions to diagnostics and his championship of research and innovation. It is fitting that his legacy will be celebrated with lectures by renowned leaders in healthcare.

The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation generously supports The Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award.

Congratulations to the 2022 Winner

George Church, PhD

George M. Church, PhD, is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, a founding member of the Wyss Institute, and director of PersonalGenomes.org, the world’s only open-access information on human genomic, environmental, and trait data. Dr. Church is known for pioneering the fields of personal genomics and synthetic biology. He developed the first methods for the first genome sequence & dramatic cost reductions since then (down from $3 billion to $600), contributing to nearly all “next generation sequencing” methods and companies. His team invented CRISPR for human stem cell genome editing and other synthetic biology technologies and applications – including new ways to create organs for transplantation, gene therapies for aging reversal, and gene drives to eliminate Lyme Disease and Malaria.  Church is director of IARPA & NIH BRAIN Projects and National Institutes of Health Center for Excellence in Genomic Science.  He has co-authored more than 500 papers and 130 patent publications, and one book, “Regenesis”. His honors include Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science, the Time 100, and election to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.

Previous Winners

2021 - Regina Barzilay, PhD
2020 - Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
2019 - David R. Walt, PhD
2018 - Brian Druker, MD
2017 - Jennifer Doudna, PhD
2016 - John T. McDevitt, PhD
2015 - Yuk-Ming Dennis Lo, MD
2014 - Eric J. Topol, MD
2013 - C. Ronald Kahn, MD
2012 - Eric D. Green
2011 - Mary-Claire King, PhD
2010 - John Trojanowski
2009 - Jerome E. Groopman, MD