Recipients and Award Lectures

Recipients of the award 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 unrestricted research grant in the amounts of $10,000 for Lifetime Achievement, $5,000 for Mid-Career Investigator, and $5,000 for Early-Career Investigator is presented by a representative of the FASEB. The awards also cover travel expenses (per guidelines), complimentary registration at the meeting, and a plaque in recognition of the award.

Past recipients of FASEB's Excellence in Science Award include:


Lifetime Achievement

  Brigid L. M. Hogan, PhD, FRS - Duke University Medical Center
SDB Member

Mid-Career Investigator


Aviv Regev, PhD - Broad Institute of Massachusetts of Technology (MIT) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
AAI, ASBMB, and ASHG Member


Early-Career Investigator

  Karen A. Schindler, PhD - Rutgers
SSR Member

Barbara B. Kahn, MD - Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ASBMB, ASCI and Endocrine Society Member

Lecture Title: De novo lipogenesis in adipocytes results in the productionof structurally novel signaling lipids with beneficial metabolic and anti-inflammatory effects
Location: Experimental Biology 2019
Orlando, FL
Presented April 8, 2019


Lynne Maquat, PhD – University of Rochester Medical Center
ASBMB Member

Lecture Title: Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and human disease: Genome guardian and executor
Location: Experimental Biology 2018
San Diego, CA
Presented April 22, 2018


Diane Mathis, PhD – Harvard Medical School
AAI Member

Lecture Title: Treg Flavors
Location: Immunology 2017 - The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists
Washington, DC
Presented May 15, 2017


Bonnie L. Bassler, PhD  Princeton University
ASBMB Member

Lecture Title:  Quorum Sensing And Its Control
Location: Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego, CA
Presented April 3, 2016


Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
AAI Member

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
SDB Member

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
GSA Member

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
GSA Member

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


Gail R. Martin, PhD – University of California, San Francisco, CA

Lecture Title: The Role of FGF Signaling in Vertebrate Organogenesis
Location: Chicago, IL
Presented July 24, 2011


Susan S. Taylor, PhD – University of California, San Diego, CA

Lecture Title: Dynamics of PKA Signaling
Location: Anaheim, CA
Presented April 27, 2010


Susan L. Lindquist, PhD – Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cambridge, MA

Lecture Title: The Surprising and Multifaceted Role of Protein Folding on Biological Systems
Location: New Orleans, LA
Presented April 21, 2009

For other winners, please see our complete listing of all FASEB Excellence in Science Award Recipients (1989 to present).

FASEB acknowledges Lilly USA, LLC as the 1989-2010 and 2012-2014 sponsor of the FASEB Excellence in Science Award.