The Schlimgen Award is bestowed to graduate students annually to recognize exceptional performance within the Genetics program or to acknowledge invaluable service to the program. The award was established in remembrance of Katie Schlimgen (PhD 1991) by her family. During her time in the Genetics program, Katie is described as having been fiercely determined and exceptionally innovative while demonstrating an intense commitment to excellence. Her work in Professor Emeritus Dr. Barry Ganetzky’s lab was both complex and influential and she had high expectations for the output of the lab. Her influence is credited with raising the level of productivity and quality of the lab as a whole.
It is with these characteristics in mind that the Schlimgen award is bestowed every year.
Recent Schlimgen Award Recipients:
2012: Hongda Li & Kirk Burkhart
2013: Scott Gratz
2014: Richard Wang
2015: Daniel Woods
2016: Celeste Eno
2017: CJ Yang
2018: Nur Zafirah Zaidan & Brandon Pfannenstie
2019: Marc Chevrette & Quinn Langdon
2020: Michael Kartje & Kirsten Gotting