Biotechnology PhD Training Program

UVa

 
 

Students

Kaity Allen - Finalist, Poster Competition, 10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media (’11)

Ernie Perez Almodovar - Teaching Assistant Award UVa Engineering and Applied Science (’11), International Adsorption Society Award for Excellence in the PhD Dissertation (’12)

Anthony Awojoodu - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ('11), Ford Fellowship (’11; declined)

Samantha Clark - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ('12)
Robert Deitcher - All-University Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (’07-08)
Erwin Gianchandani - featured in UVa Explorations 'Graduate Student Research Excellence' ('08)
Stacey Gorski - Huskey Graduate Bioscience Research Exhibition (1st place; ’11); UVa Presidential Inauguration Poster Competition (Finalist; ’11), Outstanding Poster, American Association of Immunologists (’13)
Michelle Kofron - Jill E. Hungerford Award ('04); - Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering ('06)
Patrick Martin - UNCF/MERCK postdoctoral fellowship ('04)
Rosiland Mott - Mary and Otis Updike Professional Development Award in BME (’03)
Matthew Oberhardt - Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering ('08), Transatlantic Biotechnology Fellowship (’08), BME/BIMS Outstanding Graduate Student (’10), Jill E. Hungerford Award (’10),  Whitaker International Scholars Fellowship (‘10-’11), Dan David Prize (‘10-’11)
Tim Pabst - Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering ('08)

Eric Park - Finalist, Peach Michael J. Peach Award ('03)
Michael Smith - Michael J. Peach Honorable Mention Award ('03)
Michael Stadnisky - Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering ('10), Wagner Award nominee (’10), Raven Scholarship (’10)
Jason Yang - All-University Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (’10-11), Mary and Otis Updike Professional Development Award in BME (’11), Jill E Hungerford Award (’12), BME Outstanding Grad Student Award (’12), co-winner Robert M. Berne CVRC Outstanding Trainee Award (’12)


Faculty (partial recent Award/Recognition)
Michael Brown - Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Dept. of Medicine (’11)
Giorgio Carta - Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (’02); and of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (’07)
Linda Columbus - UVa Mead Honored Faculty (’08), NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (’09), Cottrell Scholar (’10); All-University Teaching Award (’13); State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award (’14)
Christopher Deppmann - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (’10), UVa Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant (’10), Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award (’12), UVa Mead Honored Faculty (’13 - ‘14)
Douglas DeSimone - Robert J. Kadner Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching (’11)
Victor Engelhard - Robert J. Kadner Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching (’08)
Roseanne Ford - Associate VP for Research and Graduate Studies at UVa (’04 - ‘10); College of Fellows, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (’05); Thomas E. Hutchinson Faculty Award (’08); Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship (’11 - ’13)
Cassandra Fraser - 'Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professorship ('04)
Barry Gumbiner - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (’13)
Ira Hall - NIH New Innovation Award (’09)
Erik Hewlett - UVa Alumni Assoc Distinguished Professor Award (’12), SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award (’13)
Don Hunt - Franklin H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award, American Chemical Society (’00), Thomson Medal, International Mass Spectrometry Society (’00), Distinguished Accomplishment Award, Human Proteome Organization (’06), Distinguished Accomplishment Award, ABRF (’07), UVa Distinguished Scientist Award (’10), UVa School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Excellence in Team Science (’12), Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (’14)
Brant Isakson - Briston-Meyer-Squibb Young Investigator Award )’07), American Physiological Society Young Investigator Award (’09)
Kevin Janes - UVa Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant (’09), Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (’09), Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences (’09), NIH New Innovation Award (’09), Kavli Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences (’12)
Kimberly Kelly - UVa Innovation feature (’09) 
James Landers - Innovation Award from the Association for Laboratory Automation ('08), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (’10), Jefferson Scholar Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching (’14)
Gordon Laurie - Virginia Biotechnology Association Educator of the Year Award ('04), Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (’10), Harvard University Visiting Professor Lecturer (’15)
Xiaowei Lu - UVa Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant (’’06 - ‘07), Member, Faculty of 1000 (’09 - pres)
Kevin Lynch - UVa Biomedical Innovation Award (’09); UVa Christopher J. Henderson Inventor of the Year Award ('10)
Cameron Mura - UVa Mead Honored Faculty (’10 - ‘11), NSF CAREER Award (’13 - pres)
Jason Papin - UVa Award for Excellence in BME Undergraduate Education (’07, ‘12), NSF CAREER Award (’07 - 12), UVa Distinguished Research Career Development Award (’14)
Shayn Peirce-Cottler - Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award, Biomedical Engineering Society (’04), MIT Technology Review TR100 Young Innovator Award (’04), UVa University-Wide Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award (’09), Microcirculatory Society Weiderhelm Award (’13)
Bill Petri - Inventor of the Year Award, UVa Patents Foundation (’03), Distinguished Mentor Award, UVa Dept. of Biology (‘10), All University Teaching Award (’13), State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award (’14)
Aaron Quinlan - UVa Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant (’11)
Jeffrey Saucerman - UVa Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant (’07), UVa Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (‘12), NSF CAREER Award (’13 - ‘18)
Michael Shirts - Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award (‘09), UVa Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant (’09), NSF CAREER Award (’14 - ‘19)
Jill Venton - UVa Distinguished Young Investigator Award (’06), NSF CAREER Award (’07 - ’12), Eli Lilly Young Analytical Investigator Award (’07), Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (’10), Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry Young Investigator Award (’11)
Paul Yates - NEI Clinicial-Scientist Career Development Award (’09 - ’14), UVa Biomedical Innovation Fund  Award ('11)
Hui Zong - Pew Scholar (’08)

Administration
Mary Hall - UVa Bonnie McKee Mason Clevenger and Daniel W. and RosaLee McKee Mason Fellowship in Education Award (’10)

Awards and Recognition

Erwin Gianchandani (BTP grad)