Faculty Honors & Awards

Zhe-Xi Luo, PhD November 22, 2016

Professor Zhe-Xi Luo (Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Committee on Evolutionary Biology) has been named a 2016 AAAS Fellow "for outstanding descriptions of mammals from Jurassic and Cretaceous strata of China, and for documenting the diversity, ecology and relationships of early mammals." Read the full story on our News page.

Clifton Ragsdale, PhD November 22, 2016

Professor Clifton Ragsdale (Departments of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Neurobiology; Committees on Neurobiology; Evolutionary Biology; and Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology) has been named a 2016 AAAS Fellow "for exceptionally insightful experimental observations on the evolution and development of the brain." Read the full story on our News page.

Jonathan Staley, PhD November 22, 2016

Professor Jonathan Staley (Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology; Committee on Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology) has been named a 2016 AAAS Fellow "for distinguished contributions to the RNA splicing field, particularly conformational rearrangements, maintenance of fidelity and active site of the spliceosome, a highly dynamic RNA-protein machine." Read the full story on our News page.

Neil Shubin November 17, 2016

On Friday, November 4, 2016, Neil Shubin (Robert R. Bensley Professor, Organismal Biology and Anatomy; Committee on Evolutionary Biology; Committee on Development, Regeneration & Stem Cell Biology) received the Addison Emery Verrill Medal from the Yale Peabody Museum. Read more.

Michael Rust, PhD

Michael Rust, PhD

October 12, 2016

Michael Rust, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Core Member and Fellow at the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, was recently named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar, a five-year grant awarded in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation. This honor is given to early-career scientists who are likely to make great contributions in their field.  

Maryellen Giger, PhD

Maryellen Giger, PhD

September 23, 2016

Maryellen Giger (A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology) has been named a TIAS Faculty Fellow for the Class of 2016-17 at Texas A&M University. This honor is awarded to 10 distinguished faculty each year in the fields of chemistry, mathematics, engineering, medicine, astronomy, atmospheric science, marketing or law. They represent institutions across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Read more about the TIAS Faculty Fellows program.

Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Nicholas Hatsopoulos, PhD

May 31, 2016

Professor Nicho Hatsopoulos (Committee on Evolutionary Biology; Committee on Computational Neuroscience; Committee on Neurobiology) was honored with a 2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

Daniel McGehee

Daniel McGehee, PhD

May 31, 2016

Daniel McGehee (Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Committee on Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Committee on Neurobiology) won a 2016 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award. The Quantrell honors inspired undergratuate teaching at the University of Chicago. 

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Engin Ӧzkan, PhD

April 15, 2016

Engin Ӧzkan, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, received a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The award honors promising early-career scientists for their work. According to the Spring 2016 issue of Medicine on the MidwayProfessor Ӧzkan's research focuses on "the molecular principles of development in multicellular organisms, with an emphasis on the nervous system, axon guidance, and synapse formation." You can read more about Professor Ӧzkan's research on his lab webpage

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Nancy Schwartz, PhD

March 7, 2016

Professor and Dean Nancy Schwartz (Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) was honored with a Distinguished Service Award by the National Postdoctoral Association at their 14th Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, MI, on March 4-6, 2016. The NPA notes that Dr. Schwartz "was consistently described as a strong and passionate advocate for postdoctoral scholars, on both the national and local levels. One nominator stated, 'it is clear she thinks not only about the current postdocs, but about the community of leaders and administrators that provide support to postdocs. She is committed to ensuring that there is a strong community of educators and administrators that shape postdoctoral policy and training.'"

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