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Adrian R. Krainer, PhD

St. Giles Foundation Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (2020 Senior Scientist Award Winner)

I’m extremely honored to receive this recognition for research that my lab and our collaborators carried out to develop the first approved medicine for SMA.  As basic researchers, we are driven by curiosity and get to experience the thrill of discovery; but when the fruits of our research can actually improve patients’ lives, everything else pales in comparison.