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School of Biological Awards Ceremony


The annual SBS Awards Ceremony acknowledges and celebrates awards of faculty, students, staff and alumni.

School of Biological Sciences Awards List


2021-2022
2022 Rosenblatt AwardThure Cerling, Distinguished Professor of Biology; Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Geology/Geophysics; Francis H. Brown Presidential Chair
2022 National Academy of Sciences FellowErik Jorgensen, Distinguished Professor and HHMI Investigator
2022 Leonardo Award, Leonardo Museum of Creativity & InnovationNalini Nadkarni, Professor Emerita
Fellow, 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Kelly Hughes, Professor
Fellow, 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dale Clayton, Professor
Fellow, 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) M. Denise Dearing, Distinguished Professor
2021 Nat Prize, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona | Natural Science Museum of BarcelonaNalini Nadkarni, Professor Emerita
2021 Ty Harrison Service Award, Utah Native Plant SocietyWilliam "Bill" Gray, Professor Emeritus
2021 Ig Nobel Peace PrizeDave Carrier & Steven Naleway (Mechanical Engineering), along with SBS recent graduate Ethan Beseris
2021–2022 New Frontiers Graduate Fellow | University of Illinois & Blue Waters ProjectDale Forrister (Coley lab, PhD candidate)
2021 Henry Baldwin Ward medal winner American Soc. of Parasitology
Sarah Bush, Associate Professor
2021 College of Science Fostering Undergraduate Research Excellence AwardsÇağan H. Şekercioğlu, Associate Professor
  • National Academy of Sciences FellowMary C. Beckerle, Dist Prof of Biology, CEO & Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute
    James E. Talmage Presidential Endowed Chair in BiologyMichael Shapiro, James E. Talmage Presidential Endowed Chair in Biology & Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics
    2020 On-line Excellence AwardNaina Phadnis, Associate Professor Lecturer and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
    2020 University of Utah Distinguished Research AwardDavid Bowling, Professor
    Humboldt Foundation Research AwardM. Denise Dearing, Distinguished Professor
    National Graphic Explorer – The National Geographic
    Society, (ABC’s of Species Discovery Through Artificial
    Intelligence, Botany and Chemistry)
    Phyllis "Lissy" Coley, Distinguished Professor Emerita
    Geochemical Society FellowThure Cerling, Distinguished Professor of Biology and of Geology and Geophysics
    Developmental Biology Outstanding Paper AwardMike Shapiro, Presidential Endowed Chair in Biology & Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics & Elena Boer, PostDoc
    2020 Most cited Scientist in Turkey in Biology, Ecology and OrnithologyÇağan H. Şekercioğlu, Associate Professor
    Turkey Ministry of Forestry Award for Best Environmental DocumentaryÇağan H. Şekercioğlu, Associate Professor

  • Turkey Photography Artists Association (TFSF) Award for
    Conservation Photography
    Çağan H. Şekercioğlu, Associate Professor
    2020 Genetics Editors’ Choice AwardNitin Phadnis, Associate Professor
    NSF CAREER AwardSophie Caron & William Anderegg, Assistant Professors
    Honorary Fellow Award 2021, Association for Tropical
    Biology and Conservation
    Phyllis "Lissy" Coley, Distinguished Professor Emerita
    2019 American Association for Advancement of Science
    Fellow
    John S. Parkinson, Professor