The Winners of the 2018 Xconomy Awards Are…

Xconomy Boston — 

This year’s nominees and finalists for the Xconomy Awards were even more impressive than last year’s (if that’s possible), making it that much tougher for our judges and the editors to pick the winners. There were multiple deserving winners in each category. But after much discussion and debate, we decided that these winners represent the best of the Boston life sciences community.

The winners (listed below) were announced and presented with their awards tonight at our sold-out Awards Gala in Boston. Stay tuned for a slideshow of the event.


Big Idea
Human Cell Atlas
David Liu, Broad Institute & Harvard University

Penny Heaton, Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

Innovation at the Intersection
Angela Belcher, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

John Maraganore, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Commitment to Diversity
Abbie Celniker / MassBio / Liftstream
Ramsey Johnson, OUTBio

Young Innovator
Kathleen McCarthy, Skyhawk Therapeutics
James McLaughlin, Gemini Therapeutics

Patient Partnership
Partners Connected Health

Indigo Ag

Michael Sherman, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Digital Trailblazer
Pear Therapeutics

X of the Year
Global Science Supporter
Nina Dudnik, Seeding Labs

Feng Zhang, Broad Institute & MIT

Lifetime Achievement
Nancy Hopkins, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT (retired)