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Awarded in 1998 with the Innovation Award - which recognizes a scientist or engineer under age 40 who has demonstrated exceptional potential for future accomplishments in science, engineering or technology - Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D., has more than lived up to our expectations. He was elected to National Academy of Sciences last year for his remarkable contributions to science. This year we are proud to present him with the Fellows Award, which recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in science.
Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D., is the Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The Fellows Award will be presented as part of our 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday evening at the Chase Park Plaza, where Hultgren and our other 2012 awardees will receive their awards.
Michael W. Friedlander, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. (Ten WUSTL faculty to receive Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards, Beth Miller and Diana Lutz.)
The Science Educator Award is part of our Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. It recognizes a distinguished individual or organization on the basis of outstanding contributions to science education or to the public understanding of science, engineering, or technology.
Friedlander will be presented with his award on Thursday evening at our 18th Annual Awards Dinner - for more information, click here.
On Thursday, April 19, the Director of WUSTL’s Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, Dr. Gordon will receive the Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career of service in science and medicine. Gordon has an international reputation (Diabetes May Start in the Intestines, Research Suggests; ScienceDaily) and has been published in peer-reviewed publications hundreds of times (The Gordon Lab, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis). Gordon is recognized for his leadership in “establishing the field of human microbiome research.”
Dr. Gordon will receive his award at the Academy’s 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Find out more here.
Dr. Odom’s bold work developing antimalarials made her a clear choice for the Innovation Award, which highlights exceptional potential in researchers under the age of 40.
The Innovation Award is one of the Academy’s Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards and will be presented at our 18th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 19, 2012.