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Science Awards

By NIEHS
December 2005

Scientific Director Lutz Birnbaumer
Scientific Director Lutz Birnbaumer

Paul Wade
Paul Wade, recipient of the Early Career Award

Tom Kunkel
Tom Kunkel, Scientist of the Year, is the chief of the Laboratory of Structural Biology

The third annual NIEHS Science Awards Day, held on Oct. 31, provided a forum for showcasing research at NIEHS as well as honored the Institute's best and brightest researchers.

The event included oral presentations from a number of researchers as well as poster sessions. The NIEHS Science Awards Day originated in the Office of the Scientific Director as a means of recognizing outstanding researchers within the intramural division. The 2005 awards and their recipients are:

  • Early Career Award, Paul A. Wade, Ph.D., Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis.
  • Scientist of the Year, Thomas A. Kunkel, Ph. D., Laboratory of Molecular Genetics.
  • Mentor of the Year, William C. Copeland, Ph.D., Laboratory of Molecular Genetics.
  • Best Poster Presentation in Environmental Biology, Daniel Menendez, Ph.D., Laboratory of Molecular Genetics.
  • Best Poster Presentation in Environmental Diseases and Medicine, Kevin, W. Trotter, Ph.D., Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis.
  • Best Poster Presentation in Environmental Toxicology, Michelle L. Bloch, Ph.D., Laboratory of Pharmacology and Chemistry.
  • Best Oral Presentation, Bj√∂rn Bauer, Ph.D., Laboratory of Pharmacology and Chemistry.
  • Paper of the Year, from the Laboratory of Signal Transduction, Hermoso MA, Matsuguchi T, Smoak K, Cidlowski JA. Glucocorticoids and tumor necrosis factor alpha cooperatively regulate toll-like receptor 2 gene expression. Mol Cell Biol. 2004; 24:4743-56.


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