David Sabatini
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA


David M. Sabatini obtained both his MD and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he worked with Solomon Snyder on the discovery of mTOR and mTOR kinetics. Following his graduation, he was appointed a Whitehead Fellow in 1997. In 2002, David became a Member of the Whitehead Institute and Assistant Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received tenure in 2012. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2016, joining his father, David D. Sabatini, Professor at New York University. Most recently, he was awarded the 2017 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences.