(Past) ASCB Kaluza Prizes for Excellence in Graduate Student Research

About the Award

From 2013-2016 ASCB, in collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, awarded three cash prizes ($5,000, $3,000, and $1,000) to honor academic excellence in graduate student research. Seven other finalists received travel awards to attend the ASCB Annual Meeting. Winners and finalists spoke in a special Minisymposium at the meeting. This prize is no longer being offered.

Who is Eligible

Nominees for and recipients of ASCB honorific awards and prizes are expected to exemplify and to continue to exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct. Letters of support should explicitly address whether a nominee's professional conduct over their career embodies the principles and expectations noted in ASCB’s Mission Statement, the Anti-Harassment Policy and the Workforce Diversity Statement.

Award Winners

  • 2016 Winner—Sudeep Banjade
  • 2016 Winner—Kara McKinley
  • 2016 Winner—Anthony Szempruch
  • 2016 Finalist—Tyler Allen
  • 2016 Finalist—Daria Bonazzi
  • 2016 Finalist—Xin Jin
  • 2016 Finalist—Gaowen Liu
  • 2016 Finalist—Jason Sheltzer
  • 2016 Finalist—A. Catalina Velez-Ortega
  • 2016 Finalist—Anatoly Zaytsev
  • 2015 Winner—Guangbo Chen
  • 2015 Winner—Uri Ben-David
  • 2015 Winner—Pavithra Aravamudha
  • 2015 Finalist—Lindsay Case
  • 2015 Finalist—Lukas Chmatal
  • 2015 Finalist—Phillip Dumesic
  • 2015 Finalist—Laura Gaydos
  • 2015 Finalist—Ryan Flynn
  • 2015 Finalist—Kailin Mesa
  • 2015 Finalist—Graham Walmsley
  • 2014 Winner—Josie Clowney
  • 2014 Winner—Eunyong Park
  • 2014 Winner—Jiaxi Wu
  • 2014 Finalist—Lilian Kabeche
  • 2014 Finalist—Amy Shyer
  • 2014 Finalist—Vuong Tran
  • 2014 Finalist—Tslil Ast
  • 2014 Finalist—Yali Zhang
  • 2014 Finalist—James Kraemer
  • 2014 Finalist—Olga Afonso
  • 2013 Winner—Tina Han