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Giving to Biochemistry

Your generous support is important to us. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Download and print our donation form (pdf) and send it with your check (made out to Indiana University Foundation) to:

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
635 Barnhill Drive, MS 4053
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5122
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Programs

You can designate your donation to any of the existing accounts:

Biochemistry Donation Account 032 0002733
  This provides for unrestricted support for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the School of Medicine. This fund allows the department to use your contribution most effectively and strategically, for example to leverage other monies for new faculty recruitments, or to share the costs of acquiring critical new equipment.
Biochemistry Awards Fund 037 0006669
  This account is particularly important for following faculty, post-doc, and grad student yearly awards: the Peggy Gibson Award for the best student paper, the Jack Davis Award for the best student seminar, the Gibson Prize which is provided in the School of Medicine’s Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Competition, the annual departmental Retreat Poster Awards given to grad students and post-docs, and the Bowman Award for excellence in post-doctoral research.  Click the above links to view a list of past winners. 

Please be sure to indicate the account of your choice, including the account number, on your check.

Or, you may contact us if you are interested in setting up a new fund for another purpose.

Your employer may have a matching gift program that could double or even triple the amount of your contribution. Your own generous contribution can have an even greater impact on strengthening the excellence of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at IU School of Medicine.

 

PEGGY GIBSON AWARD for Best Paper by a Graduate Student
This award was established in memory of the wife of Dr. David M. Gibson, who chaired the Department from 1965 to 1988.

YEAR WINNER LAB GROUP DEPARTMENT
1991-92 Di Yang Edenberg Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1992-93 Tom Hardy Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1993-94 In-Kyung Park DePaoli-Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1994-95 Paul Graves Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1995-96 Wenyan Miao Marshall Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1996-97 Shuhao Zhu Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1997-98 Randy Shen Gen-Sheng Feng Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Don-Qing Huang Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1998-99 Britta Jacobsen Skalnik Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1999-00 Ruojing Yang Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2000-01 Hui Zong Quilliam Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2001-02 Boli Huang Harris Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Kun Ma Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2002-03 Angela Nevins Thurmond Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2003-04 Zejin Sun Bosron Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2004-05 Heather Larson T. Hurley Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2005-06 Thor Johnson Harris Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2006-07 Heather Larson T. Hurley Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2007-08 Jingliang Yan Quilliam Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2008-09 Vincent Tagliabracci Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2009-10 Sulochandevi Baskaran T. Hurley Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2010-11 Rachel Mullen Rhodes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Lakshmi (Reddy) Palam Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2011-12 Latha Ramalingam Thurmond Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2012-13 Brian Teske Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2015-16 Sara Young (1st Place) Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Jeffrey Willy (2nd Place) Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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JACK DAVIS AWARD for Best Seminar by a Graduate Student
This award was developed in memory of Dr. E. Jack Davis, a faculty member of the Department from 1965 to his death in 1993. Throughout his appointment in Biochemistry, Dr. Davis gave a significant number of lectures to graduate and medical student classes as well as speaking at a large number of international scientific meetings. This award was established in his honor to recognize his many lectures on behalf of the department and to encourage our grad students in their progress towards the Ph.D. Degree.

YEAR WINNER LAB GROUP DEPARTMENT
1993-94 Paul Graves Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1994-95 An Song Harrington Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1995-96 Don-Qing Huang Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1996-97 Randy Shen Gen-Sheng Feng Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1997-98 Britta Jacobsen Skalnik Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1998-99 Hui Zong Quilliam Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1999-00 Bruce Diaz Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2000-01 Kirk Staschke Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2001-02 Heather Larson T. Hurley Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2002-03 Suzanne Young Skalnik Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2003-04 Hye-Sook Kwon Harris Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2004-05 Eric Benson Harrington Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2005-06 Brandy Akin Jones Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2006-07 Kirk Habegger Elmendorf Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2007-08 Sulochanadevi Baskaran T. Hurley Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2008-09 Vincent Tagliabracci Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2009-10 Souvik Dey Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2010-11 Chandra Karthik Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Raleigh Malik Rhodes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2011-12 Derek Woods Turchi Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2012-13 Cindy Morgan T. Hurley Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2013-14 Jeff Willy Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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THE DAVID M. GIBSON AWARD for 1st Place in the SIGMA XI RESEARCH COMPETITION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS in the IU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

YEAR WINNER DEPARTMENT
1988 Bei Zhang Biochemistry
1989 Willliam Nichols Medical Genetics
1990 Tom Hurley Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1991 In-Kyung Park Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1992 Catherine Carow Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1993 Tom Hardy Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1994 Cynthia Hingtgen Pharmacology & Toxicology
1995 Shuhao Zhu Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1996 Angela Montel Microbiology & Immunology
1997 Jing Zhang Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1998 Yvonne Kobayashi Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1999 Nic Steussy Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2000 Yijun Jin Cellular & Integrative Physiology
2001 Heidi Baumgartner Cellular & Integrative Physiology
2002 Kena Woods Microbiology & Immunology
2003 Esra Toussiant-Smith Microbiology & Immunology
2004 Guoli Chen Cellular & Integrative Physiology
2005 Jesse Savage Biology
2006 Christopher Lux Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2008 Ross Cocklin Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2010 William Ranahan Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2016 Kaela Varberg (co-first place) Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Akshayalakshmi Sridhar (co-first place) Biology

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BIOCHEMISTRY POSTER AWARDS
As part of Biochemistry's Research Retreat Day, we encourage grad students, post-docs, and faculty to display posters and discusss their newest "hot off the press" works. We also provide four $100 prizes to the top posters among the students and post-docs; faculty are not eligible. An anonymous group of pre-selected faculty judges from other departments serve as the poster committee which views and discusses the works with the presenters. At the end of the poster session the judges decide on the top four posters. The winners are announced at the awards ceremony at the end of the event.

YEAR Winner, Department

2000-01

Jill Paterson, Bloomington (1st)
Nic Steussy, Biochemistry (2nd)

2001-02

*Susan Kline-Smith, Bloomington
*Ken Payie, Biochemistry
*Joel Yalowitz, Biochemistry
*Jingyuan Liu, Biochemistry
*Note: There were four winners in 2001-02
Note: Beginning in 2003, awards were made to students and post-docs only, and on an equal basis with no 1st or 2nd place winners

2002-03

Name Lab Group Student or Post-doc
Suzanne Young Skalnik Student
Thor Johnson Harris Student
Angela Nevins Thurmond Student
Heather Larson T. Hurley Student
Jana Narasimhan Wek Post-doc

2003-04

Sirisha Asuri Quilliam Student
Mandar Joshi Harris Student
Veerendra Munugalavadla Kapur Post-doc
Suzanne Young Skalnik Student

2004-05

Jinbiao Chen Kapur Post-doc
Chad Hunter Rhodes Student
Christopher Lux Yoder Student
Kirk Staschke Wek Student

2005-06

Jill Butler Skalnik Student
Emily Horvath Elmendorf Student
Alice (Ban) Ke Thurmond Student
Scott Witting Morral Post-doc

2006-07

Heather Benson Wilkes Student
Rachel Mullen Rhodes Student
Jingliang Yan Quilliam Student
Xiao Yu Zhang Post-doc
2007-08 Elisabeth Lasater Ingram Student
Kirk Staschke Wek Student
Vinnie Tagliabracci Roach Student
Courtney Tate Skalnik Student
2009-10 Sulochanadevi Baskaran T. Hurley Student
Rachel Mullen Rhodes Student
William Ranahan Wells Student
Qi Zhang Lu Post-doc
2011-12 Soyoung Park Rhodes Student
Yasmeen Rahimi Harris Student
Jacquelyn Lajiness Conway Student
Bibek Parajuli T. Hurley Student
Jose Irimia-Dominguez Roach Post-doc
Nicole Ashpole (Honorable Mention) Hudmon Student
William Ranahan (Honorable Mention) Wells Student
Christopher Batuello (Honorable Mention) Mayo Student
Tsuyoshi Imasaki (Honorable Mention) Takagi Post-doc
Zhihong Yu (Honorable Mention) Zhang Post-doc
2013-14 Gerald Hunter Mosley Student
Jyothi Mahadevan Skalnik Student
Donna Cerabona Clapp Student
Halesha Basavarajappa Corson Student
Sisi Chen (Honorable Mention) Liu Student
Daniel Lewallen (Honorable Mention) Zhang Post-doc
Melanie Fox (Honorable Mention) Mosley Student
Yang Lin (Honorable Mention) Yoder Student

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BIOCHEMISTRY ORAL PRESENTATION AWARDS
As another part of Biochemistry's Research Retreat Day, we encourage grad students and post-docs to give an oral presentation of their current work.  We provide $100 prizes to the top presenters, with $50 prizes for second-place presenters.  A group of departmental faculty serves as judges for this event. At the end of the presentations, the judges decide on the top presentations. The winners are announced at the awards ceremony at the end of the event.  

Year Winner Lab Group Student or Post-doc

2003-14

Cindy Morgan (Co-first place) T. Hurley Student
Jeff Willy (Co-first place) Wek Student
Matthew Justice (Co-second place) Petrache Student
Ragadeepthi Tunduguru (Co-second place) Thurmond Student

 

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ROBERT A. HARRIS OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD
The graduate students developed this award to recognize and honor the efforts of a faculty mentor who provided outstanding support during the academic year. It is named for Dr. Robert A. Harris, who chaired the Department from 1988 until 2004. The students vote on the award which is presented during at the awards ceremony at the close of the Biochemistry Research Retreat Day.

Year Winner
2000-01 Dr. Robert A. Harris
2001-02 Dr. Peter J. Roach
2002-03 Dr. Anna Depaoli-Roach
2003-04 Dr. Mark Goebl
2004-05 Dr. Thomas Hurley
2005-06 Dr. Maureen Harrington
2006-07 Dr. Ron Wek
2007-08 Dr. Lawrence Quilliam
2008-09 Dr. Howard Edenberg
2009-10 Dr. Peter J. Roach
2010-11 Dr. Thomas Hurley
2013-14 Dr. Millie Georgiadis

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THE EDWIN T. HARPER MSMS MCAT AWARD
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana university School of Medicine established the MCAT Incentive Prize following the retirement of Dr. Edwin T. Harper. It honors Dr. Harper for the many contribtuions he made to the Master of Science in Medical Sciene (MSMS) Program. The MCAT Incentive Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in the form of a cash prize for every first year MSMS student whose score increases by at least 7 points following the summer MCAT Preparation Program. This program serves as the cornerstone of the MSMS experience, permitting students to develop skills and habits that carry over into other endeavors and serving them well for life. The challenge of mastering the MCAT provides the first opportunity in the MSMS program for personal transformation that will lead to medical school admission and success in a medical career.

Year Winner
2004 JaCara Kelley-Muhammad

2005

Nikisha Richards
Chayla Chasten
Kim Green
Scheri-Lyn Green

2006

Alana Biggers
Nicole Beavers

2007

Emmary Butler
Crystal Higgs
Ashley McCann
Chelsea Ngongang
Santiago Pineda
Courtland Price
2008 Michelle Baloski
2009 Alan Kojima

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THE BOWMAN PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH
This award was named for Donald Bowman, Ph.D., first chair of the Department of Biochemistry in the IU School of Medicine at Indianapolis. This prize recognizes excellence in research in biochemistry by a post-doctoral fellow at the IU School of Medicine. Bowman Award competitions have been held since 1981.

Year Winner Lab Group Department
1981 Alec Lu Lawrence Lumeng Medicine
1982 David Crabb Ting-Kai Li Medicine, Biochemistry
1983 Zafeer Ahmed Peter J. Roach Biochemistry
1984 Sharon A. Coolican David R. Hathaway Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology
1985 Heather K. B. Simmerman Larry R. Jones Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology

1986

James F. Hyde (1st) Nira Ben-Jonathan Physiology & Biophysics
Rex A. Parker (2nd)
David M. Gibson Biochemistry

1987

Carol Fiol (1st) Peter J. Roach Biochemistry
Alan Maherenholz (2nd)
Peter J. Roach Biochemistry

1988

Lucinda G. Carr (1st)
Howard J. Edenberg Biochemistry
Horst Flotow (2nd)
Peter J. Roach Biochemistry

1989

Leonard Adam (1st)
David R. Hathaway Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Ilona Farkas (2nd)
Peter J. Roach Biochemistry

1990

Torsten Ehrig (1st)
William F. Bosron Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Elizabeth A. Ecklund (2nd)
Theodore G. Gabig Medicine
1991 No competition held this year.

1992

Tom Hurley (1st)
William F. Bosron Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Tinggui Yui (2nd)
Yu-Chung Yang Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

1993

Alexander Skurat (1st)
Peter J. Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Masato Horie (2nd)
Hal Broxmeyer Medicine
1994 No competition held this year.

1995

Ho Yeong Song (1st)
David Donner Oncology, Physiology
Tomoyuki Uemichi (2nd)
Merrill Benson Medical & Molecular Genetics

1996

Kristin Chun (1st)
Mark Goebl Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Xinlai Sun (2nd)
Asok Antony Hematology & Oncology
1997 No competition held this year. Future competitions will be held once every 2-3 years.  

1998

Alastair King (1st)
Mark Marshall Radiology, Oncology
Neal Mathias (co-2nd)
Mark Goebl Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Andrew Roberts (co-2nd)
David Williams Wells Center for Pediatric Research

2000

Kui Shin Voo (1st)
David Skalnik Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Wayne Wilson (2nd)
Peter J. Roach Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

2002

Lindsey Mayo (1st)
David Donner Microbiology & Immunology
Yin Guo (2nd)
Rob Hromas Medicine

2005

Helen Jiang (1st)
Ron Wek Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Hanying Chen (2nd)
Weinian Shou Wells Center for Pediatric Research

2008

Xiao Yu (1st)
Zhong-Yin Zhang Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Kristie Goodwin (2nd)
Millie Georgiadis Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

2016

Han Wei (1st)
Tao Lu Pharmacology & Toxicology
Ronya Tao (2nd)
Charlie Dong Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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