Juergen Wiegel

Distinguished Research Professor 2008 Juergen Wiegel, professor of microbiology, pioneered the study of microorganisms that grow at temperatures above 55 degrees in the absence of oxygen. He has established one of the premier laboratories in the world for the isolation and characterization of such “thermophilic anaerobes.” As...

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Sidney Kushner

Lamar Dodd Award 2013 Sidney Kushner, Distinguished Research Professor of genetics, has established himself as a world-class bacterial geneticist whose research has had a major impact on a variety of important fields. In his early work, Kushner identified the genetic switch that controls two distinct pathways by...

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Steven R. H. Beach

Distinguished Research Professor 2007 Steven Beach, Professor of Psychology and Director, Institute of Behavioral Research, is a leading world scholar in marital research and clinical psychology. He has provided groundbreaking research on the role of social relationships in improving the health and well-being of all Americans.Most recently...

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Robert E. Rhoades

Distinguished Research Professor 2006 Robert E. Rhoades, Professor of Anthropology, works on agricultural and environmental issues in developing countries. His research, which involved studying the ways that indigenous people’s traditional knowledge of agriculture contributes to sustainable production, challenged the widespread assumptions that third world farming systems are...

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Doris Y. Kadish

Distinguished Research Professor 2006 Doris Y. Kadish, Professor of French and Women’s Studies, studies the nature of power in politics and how it affects the issues of gender and politics by analyzing the roles that these concepts play in the writings of Claude Simon – a modern...

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Michael Strand

Distinguished Research Professor 2006 Michael Strand, Professor of Entomology and member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, studies how parasites interact with their insect-hosts. His studies of the insect immune system and the ways in which parasite and insect evolutionary pathways intertwine have demonstrated...

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Dino J. Lorenzini

Distinguished Research Professor 2006 Dino J. Lorenzini, Professor of Mathematics, has derived novel intuitions, techniques and theory from work in difficult areas of mathematics. He produced a new mathematical structure called the Lorenzini filtration, and subsequently was able to apply this discovery to different questions in number...

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J. Michael “Hawkeye” Pierce

Distinguished Research Professor 2006 J. Michael "Hawkeye" Pierce, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and member of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, studies the function of glycans – a kind of carbohydrate – in how tumor cells interact within the body. He discovered and patented a rare...

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