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David Koch

2007 Honoree for Corporate Leadership

David Koch is co-owner and executive vice president of Koch Industries, the largest privately held company in America. Educated as a chemical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Koch has applied his business experience leading an international and diverse set of companies to the philanthropic arena, with a particular focus on improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.

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Michel Wigler

2007 Honoree for Scientific Research

Dr. Michael Wigler has made wide-ranging contributions to biomedical research in genetics, cancer and cognitive disorders. Dr. Wigler attended Princeton University as an undergraduate, majoring in Mathematics, and Columbia University for graduate studies in Microbiology. After receiving his Ph.D., he began his scientific studies at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he continues his work today as an American Cancer Society Research Professor.

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Richard Axel, M.D.

2007 Honoree for Scientific Research

Dr. Richard Axel has done pioneering work in the fields of molecular biology, genetics and neurobiology. Dr. Axel is a University Professor and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He obtained an A.B. from Columbia College and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School.

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