Faculty Awards

Division of Biological Sciences faculty have won awards within the university and in the greater nation and world. Find out more about the awards by following the news article link. Teaching awards recognize faculty's service at the university. A list of our faculty who are members of honorary organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences is also available on Faculty Honors.

2019

Date Faculty Award
Nov 26 Stephen Hedrick Inaugural American Association of Immunology Distinguished Fellow
American Association of Immunology
Nov 04 Carolyn Kurle Changemaker Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
Nov 01 Maarten Chrispeels Adolph E. Gude Jr. Award
American Society of Plant Biologists
Oct 01 Omar Akbari New Innovator Award
National Institutes of Health
Jul 30 Kimberly Cooper Early Career Award
Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Jul 31 David Traver McCulloch and Till Award
International Society for Experimental Hematology
Jul 11 Yimin Zou Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Jul 01 Matthew Banghart Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Rita Allen Foundation
Jul 01 Kimberly Cooper CAREER Award
National Science Foundation
Jun 19 Randy Hampton Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle College, UC San Diego
Jun 19 Stephanie Mel Outstanding Faculty Award
Thurgood Marshall College, UC San Diego
Apr 19 Jens Lykke-Andersen Chancellor's Associates Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
UC San Diego
Mar 11 Julian Schroeder Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation

2018

Date Faculty Award
Oct 18 Gulcin Pekkurnaz Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Rita Allen Foundation
Oct 02 Rachel Dutton New Innovator Award
National Institutes of Health
Oct 02 David Traver Transformative Research Award
National Institutes of Health
Aug 28 Sergey Kryazhimskiy Hellman Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
Jul 27 Byungkook Lim Daniel X. Freedman Award
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Jul 18 Gulcin Pekkurnaz Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award
Parkinson's Foundation
Jul 14 Susan Golden Aschoff and Honma Prize for Biological Rhythm Research
Aschoff and Honma Memorial Foundation
Jun James Cooke Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle College, UC San Diego
May 25 Keefe Reuther Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award
UC San Diego
Apr 06 Enfu Hui Searle Scholar
Searle Scholars Program

2017

Date Faculty Award
James Cooke Outstanding Professor Award from the Panhellenic Council
UC San Diego
Randy Hampton Panhellenic Society Distinguished Faculty Award
Nov 17 Donald Helinski The Revelle Medal
UC San Diego
Oct 26 Justin Meyer Hellman Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
Oct 05 Emma Farley New Innovator Award
National Institutes of Health
Sep 14 Matthew Banghart Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award
Simons Foundation
Sep 14 Yishi Jin Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Apr 07 Stephanie Mel Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego
Feb 22 Sergey Kryazhimskiy Sloan Research Fellow
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2016

Date Faculty Award
Jens Lykke-Andersen Star Award for extraordinary contributions in scholarship, teaching and service
Committee on Academic Personnel, UC San Diego
Sep 27 Gurol Suel HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sep 27 Clodagh O'Shea HHMI Faculty Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sep 27 Samara Reck-Peterson HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle College, UC San Diego
Mar 28 Elsa Cleland Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego
Mar 28 Darwin Berg Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego
Mar 23 Ethan Bier Allen Distinguished Investigator
Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

2015

Date Faculty Award
Oct 14 William Kristan Award for Education in Neuroscience
Society for Neuroscience
Oct 14 Kimberly Cooper Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Oct 06 Eric Bennett New Innovator Award
National Institutes of Health
Oct 06 Brenda Bloodgood New Innovator Award
National Institutes of Health
Jun 11 Brenda Bloodgood Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
Pew Charitable Trusts
Jun 11 Kimberly Cooper Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
Pew Charitable Trusts
Jun 08 Gurol Suel Scialog Award
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Jun Cindy Gustafson-Brown Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle College, UC San Diego
Jun Randy Hampton Outstanding Faculty Award
Roosevelt College, UC San Diego
May 20 Chih-Ying Su Hellman Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
Apr 29 Brenda Bloodgood Cal-BRAIN Award
Cal-BRAIN
Apr 15 Kimberly Cooper Searle Scholar
Searle Scholars Program
Apr 15 Byungkook Lim Searle Scholar
Searle Scholars Program

2014

Date Faculty Award
Chris Armour Excellence in Teaching Award
School of Pharmacy, UC San Diego
Jul 20 Eric Bennett Hellman Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
Jun 30 Susan Golden HHMI Professor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
May 14 Takaki Komiyama McKnight Scholar
McKnight Foundation
Apr 24 Shannon Lauberth Kimmel Scholar Award
Sidney Kimmel Foundation
Apr 15 Shannon Lauberth Kimmel Scholar Award
Sidney Kimmel Foundation
Apr 15 Brenda Bloodgood Searle Scholar
Searle Scholars Program
Mar 21 Lin Chao Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego

2013

Date Faculty Award
Jun 19 Emily Troemel Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Jun 13 Suckjoon Jun Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
Pew Charitable Trusts
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Faculty Award
Thurgood Marshall College, UC San Diego
May 23 Li-Fan Lu Hellman Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
May 23 Jose Pruneda-Paz Hellman Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
Apr 15 Emily Troemel Merck Irving Sigal Memorial Award
American Academy of Microbiology
Mar 21 Nicholas Spitzer Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego
Mar 07 Suckjoon Jun Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Award
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

2012

Date Faculty Award
Stephanie Mel Outstanding Professor Award
Panhellenic Society, UC San Diego
Oct 23 Gabriele Wienhausen Vision and Change Leadership Fellow
Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education
Aug 06 Timothy Baker Distinguished Scientist Award for the Biological Sciences
Microscopy Society of America
Jun 05 Carolyn Kurle Hellman Faculty Fellow
UC San Diego
May 14 Gabriele Wienhausen Athena Pinnacle Award in Education
Athena San Diego
Mar 22 James Kadonaga Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego
Mar 22 William Kristan Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego
Feb 21 David Traver Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Society
Feb 21 Elina Zuniga Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Society
Feb 21 Ananda Goldrath Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Society
Jan 18 Therese Markow George W. Beadle Award
Genetics Society of America

2011

Date Faculty Award
James Nieh Excellence in University Teaching Award
SD Science Educator’s Association
Mar 02 Julian Schroeder Cozzarelli Prize
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

2010

Date Faculty Award
Cindy Gustafson-Brown Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award
UC San Diego
Nov 04 Emily Troemel Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Faculty Award
Sixth College, UC San Diego
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle College, UC San Diego

2009

Date Faculty Award
Oct 23 James Wilhelm New Scholar Award in Aging
Ellison Medical Foundation
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Teaching Award
Warren College, UC San Diego
Jun James Nieh Distinguished Teaching Award
Academic Senate, UC San Diego
Apr 08 Nigel Crawford Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC San Diego

2007

Date Faculty Award
Martin Yanofsky Distinguished Teaching Award
Alumni Foundation, UC San Diego
Jun 19 Ananda Goldrath Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
Pew Charitable Trusts
Jun Randy Hampton Outstanding Faculty Award
Revelle College, UC San Diego
Jun Stephanie Mel Outstanding Faculty Award
Revelle College, UC San Diego

2005

Date Faculty Award
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle Collge, UC San Diego
Apr Lorraine Pillus Teaching Excellence Award
Associated Students of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

2004

Date Faculty Award
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle Collge, UC San Diego

2002

Date Faculty Award
Randy Hampton Chancellor’s Associates Teaching Award
UC San Diego

2001

Date Faculty Award
Jun Chris Armour Outstanding Science Faculty Award
Revelle Collge, UC San Diego