Year Winners Department Mentor Research Title
2019 Michael Schappe Pharmacology Bimal Desai Characterization of the Chanzyme TRPM7 in Macrophages
2018 Vlad Serbulea Pharmacology Norbert Leitinger Control of Macrophage Metabolism by Oxidized Phospholipids – Implications in Obesity-associated Adipose Tissue Inflammation
2017 Claudia Han Microbiology Kodi Ravichandran Phagocytic Communication During Apoptotic Cell Clearance and Inflammation
2016 Jim Cronk Neuroscience Jonathan Kipnis The role of microglia in neurodevelopmental diseases
2015 Sherin Rouhani Microbiology Victor Engelhard Immune responses to tumors and immunotherapy
2014 Alex Lohman Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics Brant Isakson Pannexin channels in the endothelium of small veins and arteries
2013 Dan Matson Biochemistry P. Todd Stukenberg Spindle Checkpoint Mechanisms
2012 Noel C. Derecki Neuroscience Jonathan Kipnis Neuroimmunology; Neurodegenerative and Mental Disorders
2011 Faraaz B. Chekeni Molecular Medicine – Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology Kodi Ravichandran Pannexin 1 Channels Mediate Find-me Signal Release and Selective Plasma Membrane Permeability During Apoptosis
2010 Stephen P. Baker Biochemistry Patrick Grant Understanding how Histone Phosphorylation Regulates DNA-mediated Cellular Processes and how Aberrant Regulation of These Processes Influences Increased Cell Proliferation and Ultimately Transformation
2009 Karin Eisinger-Mathason
Microbiology Deborah Lannigan
The Role of RSK2 Nuclear Translocation in Oncogenesis
2008 Ed Stites
Biophysics Kodi Ravichandran Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Oncogenic Ras Signaling
Michael Nelson Neuroscience Slobodan Todorovic T-Type Calcium Channels in Nociceptive Neurons
Catherine Christian
Neuroscience Suzanne Moenter Diurnal and Estradiol-dependent Regulation of the Neuroendocrine Signal for Ovulation
2005 Michael Kagey Biochemistry David Wotten Identification and Molecular Characterization of the Polycomb Protein Pc2 as a Novel SUMO E3 Ligase
2004 Nima Mosammaparast Microbiology Lucy Pemberton Linking Histone Nuclear Transport to Chromation Assembly
2003 Steven Jacobs Biochemistry Sepideh Khorasanizadeh Structure and Function of the Heterochromatin Protein 1 Chromo Domain
2003 Shaharyah Khan Neuroscience and MSTP James Bennett Mitochondria and Neurodegenerative Disease: A Common Mechanism
2002 Carolyn Cronin Neuroscience and MSTP Heidi Scrable Role of Tyrosine in Retinogeniculate Development: Generation and Use of a LAC-Regulatable Muse Model
2001 Michael Nemergut Microbiology and MSTP Ian Macara Activity of the Nuclear Transport Regulator RCC1 by Histones H2A and H2B
2001 Edmund Talley Neuroscience Doug Bayliss Neuromodulation of Hypoglossal Motoneurons:Cellular and Developmental Mechanisms
2000 John Luckey Microbiology and MSTP Victor Engelhard Role of Proteasomes and Non-Proteasomal Proteases in the Generation of Class I Mhc Associated Peptides
1999 Claudette Fuller Microbiology Vivian Braciale Differential Activation of Cytotoxic CD8 + T Lymphocytes by Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
1999 Elizabeth Norton Cell Biology John Herr Monoclonal Antibody S19 and Its Cognate Antigen SAGA-1:A Model Antigen-Antibody System for Contraceptive Development
1998 Claudio Mosse Microbiology Victor Engelhard Antigen Processing Pathway of Tyrosine: A Membrane Associated Melanoma Protein
1998 David Tice Microbiology Sally Parsons Role of c-Src in Tumorigenesis
1997 Mark Esser Microbiology Vivian Braciale Characterization of Activation Requirements for Cytolytic T Lymphocyte Effector Functions
1997 Kristine Garza Microbiology Ken Tung Autoimmunity and Tolerance