Award Name : Benjamin Franklin Medal
Year of Award : 2013
Award for : Mathematics
Location : Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Rudolf Jaenisch (born 22 April 1942) is a Professor of Biology at MIT and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is a pioneer of transgenic science, in which an animal’s genetic makeup is altered. Jaenisch has focused on creating genetically modified mice to study cancer and neurological diseases.He receive Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science from the Franklin Institute in 2013.