The Halvor N. and Mary M. Christensen Award
Presented to a second-year student on the basis of academic record. This award is given in honor of Mary M. and Professor Emeritus Halvor N. Christensen who served as Chair of Biological Chemistry from 1955-1970, and who generously provided the gift that supports this annual award.
2014 Awardee: Justin McNally, mentor: Patrick O’Brien, Ph.D.
The Adam A. and Mary J. Christman Award
Presented to a third-year student judged to be the most outstanding in that class. The Christman Award is named in memory of former long-time faculty member Professor Adam Christman.
2014 Awardee: Andy Sikkema, mentor: Janet Smith, Ph.D.
The Anthony and Lillian Lu Award
Presented to a student on the basis of academic background, achievement in the graduate program, and potential as a scientist. This award is made possible by the Lu Family who generously provided the gift that supports this annual award.
2014 Awardee: Qingyun Dan, mentor: Janet Smith, Ph.D.
The Lee Murphy Memorial Prize
Awarded annually to the student who embodies the highest ideals of scientific integrity and who has published a paper or a series of papers judged most significant by the Awards Committee. This award is named in honor of Lee Murphy, an alumnus of this department.
2014 Awardee: Curtis Powell, mentor: Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.
The Minor J. and Mary Lou Coon Award
Awarded annually to the student who exhibits overall excellence in research, teaching, and service to the department. This award honors Professor Coon, former Chair of the department, and Mary Lou Coon who have provided the gifts that supports this award.
2014 Awardee: Chase Weidmann, mentor: Aaron Goldstrohm, Ph.D.