Award Lectures

The awardee must present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at a scientific meeting of her choice in the award year.  At the time of the lecture, a $10,000 unrestricted research grant is presented by a representative of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.  The award also covers travel expenses (per guidelines), complimentary registration at the meeting, and a plaque in recognition of the award.

2015 Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD
Lecture Title:  Immune-mediated clearance of acute viral infections: How effective is it?
Location:  Immunology 2015 - The Annual Meeting of The American Association of Immunologists
New Orleans, LA
Presented May 11, 2015


Kathryn V. Anderson, PhD - Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, NY
Lecture Title: Cilia in the Mouse Embryo
Location: 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Presented July 20, 2014


Terry Orr-Weaver, PhD - Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Lecture Title: Diamonds in the Rough: finding Paradigms in Drosophila Developmental Strategies
Location: 54th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, D.C.
Presented April 3, 2013


Susan R. Wessler, PhD - University of California, Riverside, CA
Lecture Title: Success Strategies of a Transposable Element Rapidly Diversifying the Rice Genome
Location: FASEBBig Sky Montana Science Research Conference
Conference Title: "Mobile DNA in Mammalian Genomes"
Presented June 11, 2013

2011 Gail R. Martin, PhD - University of California - San Francisco
"FGFSignaling in Vertebrate Organogenesis: The Importance of Getting it Right"
Presented July 24, 2011 - Chicago, Illinois
2010 Susan S. Taylor, PhD - HHMI/University of California - San Diego
"Dynamics of PKA Signaling"
Presented April 7, 2010 - Anaheim, California


Susan L. Lindquist, PhD - Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT,
Cambridge, MA
"Prion Proteins: One Surprise after Another" -
Presented April 22, 2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana


MINA J. BISSELL, PhD - University of California, Berkeley, CA
"Of Extracellular Matrix, The Genome and the Microenvironment: No Cell is an Island"
Presented April 8, 2008, San Diego, California

2007 FRANCES H. ARNOLD, PhD – California Institute of Technology, La Jolla, CA
"Innovation by Evolution"
Presented July 23, 2008 - San Diego, California


MARILYN FARQUHAR, PhD – University of California, La Jolla, CA
G proteins and RGS proteins: Linking Trafficking and Signaling
Presented April 4, 2006 – San Francisco, California


ELAINE FUCHS, PhD - Howard Hughes Institute
Stem Cells and Their Lineages in Skin
Presented April 5, 2006 – San Francisco, California


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