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Honors and Awards

Lennart Mucke, MD

2013
American Pacesetter Award, ARCS Foundation
2013
MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease, MetLife Foundation
2012
Kalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award
2011
LSU Chancellor's Award in Neuorsciences
2010
Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases, American Academy of Neurology
2007
Award for Excellence in Direct Teaching and/or Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
2006
Arthur Cherkin Memorial Award
2003
MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease, MetLife Foundation
1999
Zenith Award, Alzheimer's Association

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD

2018
Annals of Neurology Editorial Board
2016
R35 NINDS Research Program Award
2015
The Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research
2015
Secretary/Treasurer Elect, Molecular Pharmacology Division, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
2009
Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Research (Finalist)
2008
John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology
2007
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Executive Office of the President of the United States
2006
International Fibrinogen Society, Young Investigator Award
2002
International Society for Neurochemistry, Young Investigator Award
2000
International Society for Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis, Young Investigator Award
1999
Human Frontiers Science Program (Fellow)
1998
European League Against Rheumatism
1998
Women in Neuroimmunology Award, International Society of Neuroimmunology

Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD

2011
Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, Nature Biotechnology
2008
UCSF Annual Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award, Graduate Student Association, University of California, San Francisco
2008
Distinguished Leadership Award, Huntington's Disease Society of America
2005
Lieberman Award for Outstanding Work in Huntington's Disease
2005
Therapeutics Initiative Award, Huntington's Disease Society of America
2005
Taube Prize for Outstanding Work on Huntington's Disease
2001
W.M. Keck Research Excellence Award
2001
Klingenstein Award in Neuroscience
1999
Charles E. Culpepper Medical Scholar Award

Li Gan, PhD

2015
Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer’s Research
2011
Glenn Award for Biological Mechanisms of Aging
2007
Hellman Family Award, UCSF

Yadong Huang, MD, PhD

2000
Young Investigator Award for Scientific Excellence, International Society for Atherosclerosis Research
1996
Young Investigator Award, XII International Symposium on Drugs Affecting Lipid Metabolism
1995
W.H. Hauss Award on Atherosclerosis Research, German Arteriosclerosis Research Society

Anatol Kreitzer, PhD

2011
IACM Award for Young Researchers
2011
Young Investigator Award, Society for Neuroscience
2010
McKnight Scholar Award
2008
Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD

2012
24th Annual Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award in Cardiovascular Disease
2011
Salute to Excellence Award, American Liver Foundation
2011
Distinguished Scientist Award, American Heart Association
2010
Builders of Science Award, Research!America
2009
Outstanding Achievement Award for Contributing to Atherosclerosis Research, International Symposium on Atherosclerosis
2009
Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mentorship, Gladstone Postdoctoral Fellows
2007
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Elected)
2006
Honorary Doctor of Medicine Degree, Maryville College
2001
Institute of Medicine (Elected)
2000
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Vanderbilt University
2000
National Academy of Sciences
1995
Honorary Degree of Doctor in Medicine, University of Göteborg, Sweden
1995
DeWitt S. Goodman Award for Basic Science Achievement, National Cholesterol Education Program
1994
MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease, MetLife Foundation
1989
CIBA-GEIGY Award in Biomedical Research
1987
George Lyman Duff Memorial Lectureship, American Heart Association
1982
Heinrich Wieland Prize
1970
Bordon Award for Basic Medical Research, Vanderbilt University

Ken Nakamura, MD, PhD

2008
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
2001
Steven Lukes Memorial Prize, University of Chicago
1999
American Academy of Neurology Extended Neuroscience Award

Jorge J. Palop, PhD

2016
UCSF Neuroscience Graduate Program
2016
UCSF Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
2015
Keynote speaker. 1st National Hispanic Alzheimer’s Conference, San Antonio, November
2014
NIH – National Institute of Aging – New Investigator R01
2014
Reviewing Editor of eNeuro, the new open access online journal of the Society of Neuroscience
2013
Early Career Review program for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
2013
Alzheimer’s Association, Investigator Initiated Research Grant (IIRG)
2008
Ramón y Cajal Investigator Award from the Spanish Science and Education Ministry
2008
S.D. Bechtel Young Investigator Award
2006
McBean Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Memory and Aging Center, UCSF
2003
C. Lester and Audrey Hogan Fellowship Award
2003
Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging, UCSF
2001
Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship
2001
Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Science and Education Ministry at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and University of California, San Francisco
1997
Master Fellowship of the International University of Andalucia, Spain
1996
Predoctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Science and Education Ministry, University of Valencia, Department of Cellular Biology, Valencia, Spain

Jeanne Tamar Paz, PhD

2015
Michael Prize
2013
Challenge Award, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
2012
Pathway to Independence Career Award, National Institute of Health
2009
American Epilepsy Foundation Fellowship
2008
Best PhD in Neuroscience award in France (Prix de Thèse), French Society for Neuroscience
2007
Linus Pauling Graduate, University Pierre and Marie Curie
2005
Award for the best poster presentation in Neuroscience, 7ème Colloque de la Société des Neurosciences Française, French Society for Neuroscience
2003
Graduate Research Fellowship, French Ministry of Research and Technology
2002
Merit Scholarship, French Science Foundation, University Pierre and Marie Curie