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Excellence in Laboratory Science 2009--Present

 

Laboratory science includes research to investigate biological, chemical, or pharmacological phenomena like mechanistic studies to assess carcinogenic risk of specific chemicals, mechanism of disease pathogenesis, interaction of immune function and drug metabolism, study of emerging pathogens, and toxicity profile identification.

2019
Surender Khurana, PhD
For outstanding scientific achievements on work related to Ebola vaccination and infection: New molecular tools for better understanding of human immunity following different vaccines and infection to identify correlates of protection against Ebola.

2018
Chava Kimchi-Sarfaty, MSc, PhD
For pioneering work in understanding the role of synonymous mutations in biology and medicine and the regulation of a new generation of therapeutic proteins.

2017
Michael Brad Strader, PhD
For developing a quantitative method utilizing high-resolution, accurate-mass (HRAM) mass spectrometry to characterize post translational modifications that occur in Hb exposed to oxidative stress.
 

2016
Cristin Welle Hughes, PhD
For outstanding performance creating a thriving Neural Interfaces research program, dramatically improving the translation of leading-edge neurotechnologies and bolstering FDA's standing as an innovative partner.
 

2015
Krishna Mohan V. Ketha, Ph.D., CBER

For significant contributions to the FDA mission in developing novel tools for combating bacterial contaminations in stored human platelets.

2014
Tod Merkel, Ph.D., CBER

For exceptional research that enhances FDA’s ability to ensure that efficacious pertussis vaccines (whooping cough vaccines) are available for infants and children in the United States.

2013
Goncalo Gamboa da Costa, PhD, NCTR

For elucidating the toxicities associated with melamine and cyanuric acid and providing leadership in the Laboratories of Mass Spectrometry and NMR Spectroscopy at the NCTR.

2012
Eric Wayne Brown, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.S., CFSAN

For outstanding and enduring scientific achievement in food safety microbiology, leading to our greater understanding of the emergence, identification, and ecology of foodborne Salmonella


2011
Howard Bassen, MS, CDRH

For sustained, outstanding scientific contributions and CDRH leadership in the research and application of electromagnetic measurements and computations for medical device electromagnetic compatibility and for electromagnetic radiation safety.

2010
Nicholas Petrick, Ph.D., CDRH

For sustained, outstanding contributions and CDRH leadership in computer-aided diagnostics, evaluation tools for imaging products, and surrogate markers for drug trials

2009
James Erich Keller, PhD, CBER

For recognition of exceptional scientific research on botulinum toxin that has contributed to FDA’s regulatory mission and to our nation’s preparedness again bioterror attacks.