2006 - Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
2004 - Benjamin Franklin Medal, Franklin Institute
2004 - Canada Gairdner International Award
2004 - Gruber Prize in Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience
2001 - Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Award
2001 - NAS Award in the Neurosciences, U.S. National Academy of Sciences For his pioneering contributions which have brought neurogenetics to maturity. Benzer's discoveries in fruit flies have identified specific genes contributing to behaviors of central importance.
1989 - Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience
1988 - Karl Spencer Lashley Award, The American Philosophical Society A pioneer in using genetic techniques to study the genetic code and the transfer of information from DNA to proteins. By a brilliant selection of suitable experimental systems, he has succeeded over the last twenty years in advancing these techniques and applying them to the analysis of development and behavior. These contributions have greatly expanded the power of the genetic approach in neurobiology and fostered a merger between molecular biology and neurobiology that is having profound consequences on every aspect of the field
1982 - US President's National Medal of Science "For elucidating the fine structure of the gene and unifying the classical and molecular concepts of gene structure and function.", Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on May 24, 1983.
1976 - Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, Columbia University
1971 - Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Lasker Foundation
1964 - Canada Gairdner International Award
1961 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1961 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Clock Mutants of Drosophila melanogaster
Ronald J. Konopka;Seymour Benzer.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1971)
Development of the Drosophila retina, a neurocrystalline lattice
Donald F. Ready;Thomas E. Hanson;Seymour Benzer.
Developmental Biology (1976)
Regulation of Lifespan in Drosophila by Modulation of Genes in the TOR Signaling Pathway
Pankaj Kapahi;Brian M Zid;Tony Harper;Daniel Koslover.
Current Biology (2004)
Extended Life-Span and Stress Resistance in the Drosophila Mutant methuselah
Yi-Jyun Lin;Laurent Seroude;Seymour Benzer.
BEHAVIORAL MUTANTS OF Drosophila ISOLATED BY COUNTERCURRENT DISTRIBUTION
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1967)
Genetic Suppression of Polyglutamine Toxicity in Drosophila
Parsa Kazemi-Esfarjani;Seymour Benzer.
painless, a Drosophila gene essential for nociception
W.Daniel Tracey;Rachel I Wilson;Gilles Laurent;Seymour Benzer.
Conditioned Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
William G. Quinn;William A. Harris;Seymour Benzer.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1974)
Monoclonal antibodies against the Drosophila nervous system
Shinobu C. Fujita;Stephen L. Zipursky;Seymour Benzer;Alberto Ferrús.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1982)
Wolbachia, normally a symbiont of Drosophila, can be virulent, causing degeneration and early death
Kyung-Tai Min;Seymour Benzer.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1997)
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