TONIGHT: Lifton honored at star-studded ceremony

Yale’s Richard Lifton is one of eight world-changing researchers whose work is celebrated during a program airing tonight (Jan. 27) on the Science Channel at 9 p.m. EST.

Lifton, Sterling Professor of Genetics and chair of the Department of Genetics, received a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, created by top Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

The Science Channel program features the Dec. 12 ceremony where Lifton and others received their prize. The festivities were hosted by actor Kevin Spacey and featured such celebrities as Conan O’Brien, Glenn Close, Rob Lowe, and Michael C. Hall, as well as tech leaders Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Jimmy Wales, and Yuri Milner.