2018 Award Recipients

2018 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards (320x240)
(left to right) Drs. Erez Lieberman Aiden, Karl-Dimiter Bissig, Shawn Zhang, George R. Noon, Paul Klotman and Adam Kuspa. 

Karl-Dimiter Bissig, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology | Member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy and the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center

Atul Chopra, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology | Caroline Wiess Law Scholar at Baylor

Erez Lieberman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics | McNair Scholar

Meng Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics | Fyfe Endowed Chair in the Huffington Center on Aging

Xiang (Shawn) Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

2017 Award Recipients

2017 DeBakey Awardees (320x240)
credit: Agapito Sanchez, Jr.(left to right) Drs. Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Bert W. O'Malley, Mary K. Estes, George R. Noon, Paul Klotman, Jordan S. Orange and Joseph S. Coselli.

Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and McNair Scholar | Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics, Neuroscience, and Program in Developmental Biology | Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital

Joseph S. Coselli, M.D.

Professor and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair | Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vice-Chair of Surgery | Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery | Texas Heart Institute; Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery Section | Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Service | Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Mary K. Estes, Ph.D.

Distinguished Service Professor and Cullen Endowed Chair of Human and Molecular Virology | Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology | Department of Medicine – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 Bert W. O'Malley, M.D.  

Tom Thompson Professor and Distinguished Leadership Professor and Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

 Jordan S. Orange, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology | Director, Center for Human Immunobiology | Texas Children's Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Immunology| Vice Chair for Research | Department of Pediatrics | Director, Pediatrician Scientist Training and Development Program | Baylor College of Medicine

2016 Award Recipients

2016 DeBakey Award Recipients (320x240)
credit: Agapito Sanchez, Jr.From left to right: Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. Hashem El-Serag, Dr. Wei Li, Dr. Hugo Bellen, Dr. Andreas Tolias, Dr. James Martin, Dr. George Noon

Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, and Department of Neuroscience | Director, Program in Developmental Biology

Hashem El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor | Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Wei Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Baylor College of Medicine

James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Vivian L. Smith Chair in Regenerative Medicine

Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neuroscience