Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award


The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has named Freeman Hrabowski III and Michael Summers the winners of the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award. The award recognizes outstanding scientists who show a strong commitment to mentoring and encouraging underrepresented minorities to enter the sciences.

Herbert A. Sober Lectureship


Dana Carroll, professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has won the 2014 Herbert A. Sober Lectureship award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for developing the use of zinc-finger nucleases as reagents for making site-specific double-strand breaks in the chromosomes of living cells.

ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education


Harold B. White III, professor of biochemistry and director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program at the University of Delaware, is the winner of this year’s American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education.

Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science


Michael M. Gottesman, deputy director for intramural research at the National Institutes for Health, is the inaugural winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science. Gottesman was recognized for his research into multidrug resistance in cancer.

ASBMB-Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award


Rice University undergraduate Zack Kopplin won the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s 2014 Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award. As a high-school student, Kopplin, a native of Baton Rouge, La., fought against the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act, which allows supplemental teaching materials to be used to critique or objectively review scientific theories. He remains a science-education advocate.

William C. Rose Award


This year’s winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology William C. Rose award is Lynne Maquat, director of University of Rochester’s Center for RNA Biology and professor in the biochemistry and biophysics department. Maquat is recognized as a pioneer in the field of mRNA regulation.

Herbert Tabor Research Award


Bruce Stillman, president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and director of the the CSHL Cancer Center, is the winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Herbert Tabor Research Award. Stillman was recognized for his significant research accomplishments toward better understanding DNA replication.

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