Faculty Honors & Awards

Francisco Benzanilla

Francisco Benzanilla, PhD

November 26, 2014

Francisco Benzanilla, the Lillian Eichelberger Cannon Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was nominated to be a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read More.

Chuan He

Chuan He, PhD

November 26, 2014

Chuan He, professor of chemistry and Director of the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, was nominated to be a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read More.

Shohei Koide

Shohei Koide, PhD

November 26, 2014

Shohei Koide, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, was nominated to be a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read More.

Manyuan Long

Manyuan Long, PhD

November 26, 2014

Manyuan Long, the Edna K. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor in Ecology and Evolution, was nominated to be a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read More.

Tao Pan

Tao Pan, PhD

November 26, 2014

Tao Pan, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, was nominated to be a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read MoreNovember 26, 2014.

John Maunsell, PhD

John Maunsell, PhD

November 11, 2014

John H.R. Maunsell was named the Albert D. Lasker Professor in Neurobiology. Dr. Maunsell is an internationally recognized neuroscientist whose work focusses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of vision and perception. Previous honors include election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an appointment as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Maunsell joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014. Read More

Matthew Stephens, PhD

Matthew Stephens, PhD

October 8, 2014

Professor Matthew Stephens (Departments of Statistics and Human Genetics) is the recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award. He is one of 14 scientists from academic institutions nationwide who have received five-year grants; Stephen's grant is for $1.5 million. Stephens is a data scientist who develops statistical and computational analysis tools for the large datasets being generated in the biological sciences. Over the last 15 years, Stephens and his collaborators have made seminal contributions to several problems in population genetics.

Michael Rust, PhD

Michael Rust, PhD

June 15, 2014

Assistant Professor Michael Rust (Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology) received the Pew Scholars award, summer 2014. The Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators in sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. He was also recently named a Scialog Fellow for their "Molecules Come to Life" program. The Scailog "Molecules Come to Life" program is an initiative jointly sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It is a two year program involving early career scientists from physics and biology interested in pursuing collaborative, high risk, highly impactful discovery research on untested ideas in physical cell biology.

Photo of Ilaria Rebay, PhD

Ilaria Rebay, PhD

May 15, 2014

Ilaria Rebay, PhD (Ben May Department for Cancer Research, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Committees on Cancer Biology; Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology; Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology) received "Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching." Read More

Lucia Rothman-Denes, PhD

Lucia Rothman-Denes, PhD

May 2, 2014

Lucia Rothman-Denes (Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology) was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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