League of Research Excellence

The League of Research Excellence was established in 2011 to recognize faculty who have made significant contributions to the Medical School's research enterprise.

On Nov. 17, 2014, Dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., and Senior Associate Dean for Research Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D., honored 49 of the school’s most-accomplished research faculty with induction into The League of Research Excellence:

2014 Inductees

Daniel A. Beard, Ph.D.

David G. Beer, Ph.D.

Nicolaas Bohnen, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas E. Carey, Ph.D.

Heang-Ping Chan, Ph.D.

Vivian G. Cheung, M.D.

William D. Chey, M.D.

Andrzej A. Dlugosz, M.D.

Yali Dou, Ph.D.

Avraham Eisbruch, M.D.

Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas W. Gardner, M.D.

David Ginsburg, M.D.

Jolanta E. Grembecka, Ph.D.

Larry D. Gruppen, Ph.D.

Peter F. Hitchcock, Ph.D.

Brent K. Hollenbeck, M.D.

Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D.

Richard F. Keep, Ph.D.

Eve A. Kerr, M.D., M.P.H.

Dinesh Khanna, M.B.B.S., M.Sc.

Cheryl A. King, Ph.D.

Celina G. Kleer, M.D.

John J. LiPuma, M.D.

Israel Liberzon, M.D.

Benedict R. Lucchesi, M.D., Ph.D.

Ivan P. Maillard, M.D., Ph.D.

Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D.

K.M. Jairam Menon, Ph.D.

Suzanne Moenter, Ph.D.

Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D.

John V. Moran, Ph.D.

Richard G. Ohye, M.D.

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.

Jack M. Parent, M.D.

James K. Richardson, M.D.

Mack T. Ruffin IV, M.D., M.P.H.

Maureen A. Sartor, Ph.D.

Patrick D. Schloss, Ph.D.

Randy J. Seeley, Ph.D.

Benjamin M. Segal, M.D.

William L. Smith, Ph.D.

Alice Telesnitsky, Ph.D.

Kristen J. Verhey, Ph.D.

Stephen J. Weiss, M.D.

Cristen J. Willer, Ph.D.

John G. Younger, M.D.

Weiping Zou, M.D., Ph.D.

2011 Inductees

Huda Akil, Ph.D.

Lawrence C. An, M.D.

Larry E. Antonuk, Ph.D.

Peter R. Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.

Laurence H. Baker, D.O.

James R. Baker, Jr., M.D.

Ruma V. Banerjee, Ph.D.

William G. Barsan, M.D.

Robert H. Bartlett, M.D.

Christopher W. Beecher, Ph.D.

Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D.

Khalil N. Bitar, Ph.D.

Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.

Dean E. Brenner, M.D.

Susan V. Brooks, Ph.D.

Frank C. Brosius III, M.D.

Charles F. Burant, M.D., Ph.D.

Rodica Pop Busui, M.D., Ph.D.

Sally Camper, Ph.D.

Paul L. Carson, Ph.D.

Paul S. Cederna, M.D.

Yuqing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.

Gregory M. Christman, M.D.

Daniel J. Clauw, M.D.

Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Kathleen A. Cooney, M.D.

John O. DeLancey, M.D.

Victor J. Dirita, Ph.D.

James T. Elder, M.D., Ph.D.

Kojo Seys John Elenitoba-Johnson, M.D.

J. Douglas Engel, Ph.D.

Harry P. Erba, M.D.

Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

James L. M. Ferrara, M.D.

David J. Fink, M.D.

Gary J. Fisher, Ph.D.

David A. Fox, M.D.

Benedick A. Fraass, Ph.D.

Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.

Kirk A. Frey, M.D., Ph.D.

Craig J. Galban, Ph.D.

James D. Geiger, M.D.

Janet R. Gilsdorf, M.D.

Steven A. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H.

Stephen B. Gruber, M.D., Ph.D.

Jun-Lin Guan, Ph.D.

Deborah L. Gumucio, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Jeffrey Halter, M.D.

Gary D. Hammer, M.D., Ph.D.

Rodney A. Hayward, M.D.

Norah Lynn Henry, M.D., Ph.D.

William H. Herman, M.D., M.P.H.

Marc B. Hershenson, M.D.

Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D.

Cory M. Hogaboam, Ph.D.

Paul F. Hollenberg, Ph.D.

Maha Hussain, M.D.

Andrzej J. Jakubowiak, M.D., Ph.D.

Jose Jalife, M.D.

Randal J. Kaufman, Ph.D.

Evan T. Keller, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Amy Maclay Kilbourne, M.D., M.P.H.

Ronald J. Koenig, M.D., Ph.D.

Matthias Kretzler, M.D.

Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.

Daniel A. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Toby C. Lewis, M.D., M.P.H.

Andrew P. Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D.

Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Anna S. Lok, M.D.

Malcolm J. Low, Ph.D.

Nicholas W. Lukacs, Ph.D.

Gary D. Luker, M.D.

Ormond A. MacDougald, Ph.D.

John C. Magee, M.D.

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D.

David M. Markovitz, M.D.

Fernando J. Martinez, M.D.

Vallerie McLaughlin, M.D.

Miriam H. Meisler, Ph.D.

Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert M. Merion, M.D.

Charles R. Meyer, Ph.D.

Richard A. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Frank W. Moler, M.D.

Lewis B. Morgenstern, M.D.

Martin G. Myers Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

David L. Neal, M.S.W.

Gabriel Nuñez, M.D.

Akinlolu O. Ojo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Chung Owyang, M.D.

Vasantha Padmanabhan, Ph.D.

Henry L. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D.

Subramaniam Pennathur, M.B.B.S.

Marc L. Peters-Golden, M.D.

Sem H. Phan, M.D., Ph.D.

Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D.

Massimo T. Pietropaolo, M.D.

David Pinsky, M.D.

Jeffrey L. Platt, M.D.

Scott Pletcher, Ph.D.

Stephen W. Ragsdale, Ph.D.

Pavan R. Reddy, M.D.

Alnawaz Rehemtulla, Ph.D.

Julia E. Richards, Ph.D.

Bruce C. Richardson, M.D., Ph.D.

Brian D. Ross, Ph.D.

Jochen H. Schacht, Ph.D.

Thomas P. Shanley, M.D.

James A. Shayman, M.D.

Charles F. Sing, Ph.D.

David C. Smith, M.D.

Terry J. Smith, M.D.

Emily C. Somers, Ph.D.

Rachel M. Stanley, M.D.

Moshe Talpaz, M.D.

Denise G. Tate, Ph.D.

Galen B. Toews, M.D.

Thomas W. Wakefield, M.D.

Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D.

Stewart C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas D. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter A. Ward, M.D.

Stanley Watson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

John Thomas Wei, M.D.

Max S. Wicha, M.D.

Roger C. Wiggins, M.B., B.Ch.

John W. Wiley, M.D.

Gregory T. Wolf, M.D.

James H. Woods, Ph.D.

Guohua Xi, M.D.

Vincent B. Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Xiaochun Yu, M.D., Ph.D.

Pan Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Jon-Kar Zubieta, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D.