2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award honors Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi
This year’s Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research was awarded to Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi of the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Ohsumi was honored for his pioneering discoveries concerning the molecular basis of autophagy—a basic function of all living cells—which holds promise for better understanding, diagnosing and treating many diseases. Johnson & Johnson executives and members of the scientific community celebrated Dr. Ohsumi for his groundbreaking work during recent events in New York and Beerse, Belgium, underscoring the commitment of Johnson & Johnson to celebrating scientists and scientific discovery. The Dr. Paul Janssen Award honors the enduring legacy of Dr. Paul and recognizes the power of innovation to make a difference in human health.