Distinguished Investigator

Nominations have now closed.
Purpose:
 The objective of this award is recognize highly talented members of our faculty for research excellence. Each faculty may nominate one junior and one senior faculty member in this category.
1 Junior Faculty Award (Instructors or Assistant Professsors)
1 Senior Faculty Award (Associate or Full Professors)

Eligibility:

  • Individuals are to be nominated for outstanding research contributions in science
  • Nominee must be a current member of the employed (non-voluntary) faculty at the University of Chicago and hold their primary appointment in a BSD department.
  • The work for which the person is being nominated must have occurred at the University of Chicago
  • Current elected members of the Faculty Advisory Committee are ineligible; see list of members here

Nomination Submission Requirements:

  • A short summary (250-500 words) stating the basis for the nomination. Must not include unpublished work.
  • CV of nominee – nominee is to indicate their 5 (junior rank) or 10 (senior rank) best publications with an asterisk.

 

Award Winners

2019
  • Demet Araç-Özkan, PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Matthew Stephens, PhD, Human Genetics and Statistics
2011 - 2018

2018

  • Jane Churpek, MD, Medicine
  • Stefano Allesina, PhD, Ecology and Evolution

2017

  • D. Allan Drummond, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Joy Bergelson, PhD, Ecology and Evolution

2016

  • Marcus Kronforst, PhD, Ecology and Evolution
  • Michael Rust, PhD, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD, Medicine, Pathology and the Ben May Department for Cancer Research

2015

  • Sliman Bensmaia, PhD, Organismal Biology & Anatomy
  • Paul Sereno, PhD, Organismal Biology & Anatomy

2014

  • Dezheng Huo, MD, PhD, Public Health Sciences
  • Jonathan Staley, PhD, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
  • Joseph Piccirilli, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry

2013

  • David Freedman, PhD, Neurobiology
  • Nancy Cox, PhD, Human Genetics and Medicine

2012

  • Joel Collier, PhD, Surgery
  • Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

2011

  • Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD, Pediatrics and Microbiology
  • Molly Przeworski, PhD, Human Genetics and Ecology & Evolution
  • Donald F. Steiner, MD, Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology