Excellence in Science Awards
For more than 30 years, FASEB’s Excellence in Science Awards have recognized excellence, innovation, leadership and mentorship of women whose research has contributed significantly to a particular discipline in biological science. The awards recognize achievements by these scientists at three different career states:
- Lifetime Achievement (established investigators)
- Mid-Career Investigator (within 7-15 years of first independent scientist position)
- Early-Career Investigator (within 7 years of first independent scientist position)
Female scientists who are current members of a FASEB Full Member Society are eligible for nomination. Nominators must also be a current member of a FASEB Full Member Society.
Award recipients will receive a cash prize and funds to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB member society of their choice. View past recipients.
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2023 Award Recipients
The award also recognizes Jaffe as a devoted educator and mentor. She has been recognized numerous times for her excellent teaching in the clinical setting and the laboratory. She has spoken at almost every major meeting in pathology, hematology, and oncology. She consistently publishes with trainees as the first author of her manuscripts. Jaffe provides guidance to these trainees on how to perform clinical research and how high a bar is required to publish meaningful results. In 2001, she won NCI’s Outstanding Mentor Award, and in 2008 she received the Chugai Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Scholarship from the American Society for Investigative Pathology, a FASEB member society of which she is a member.
The award recognizes Arlotta’s stellar track record as an eminent scientist who focuses on understanding the molecular laws that govern the birth, differentiation, and assembly of the human brain’s cerebral cortex.
In addition to her professorship at Harvard University, she is also a principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, where she is co-leader of the neuroscience program; an institute member at the Broad Institute; and an associate member of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute.