Dr. Martin Chalfie, University Professor, was awarded the most recent Lomonosov Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Science for his development of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) as a biological marker. Although the medal was awarded on November 19, 2018, Chalfie received it at the annual meeting of the Russian Academy on April 24, 2019. The Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Russian Academy’s highest honor, is named after the Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov, who is considered by many to be the father of scientific research in Russia. The Medal has been awarded annually since 1959 for outstanding achievements in the natural sciences and the humanities. Since 1967, two medals are awarded annually: one to a Russian scientist and one to a foreign scientist. Chalfie shared his prize with Iosef Isaevich Gitelson.