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The Academy of Science - St. Louis presents

23rd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Thursday, April 6, 2017

We Believe

• The children we engage in science and technology today are the critical thinkers and problem solvers of the future. • The decisions facing our world require a scientifically literate citizenry, informed by those with expertise in science and technology. • The St. Louis region is a brain trust of researchers, investigators, explorers, and science advocates–dedicated to fostering the next generation of STEM leaders and advocates.

We Know

• That by 8th grade, children have determined if they have a place in science and technology. By connecting them to STEM professionals who share the rewards of their efforts, we are building the workforce of the future. • That communicating complex science and technology ideas to the public can be effectively accomplished through stories, accessible outreach, and citizen-science opportunities. • That children learn science inquiry through hands-on, relevant, project-based experiences. • That 87% of middle school students, after engaging in Academy career explorations with professionals in science and technology, report a better understanding of why it is important to take math and science; and 74% state that the experience inspired them to want to find out more about future careers in STEM fields.

We Trust

• In the power of collaboration and interdisciplinary ideas and effort. • In an engaged community of advocates of the community outreach initiatives of the Academy of Science. • In the value of a uniquely independent and community-supported organization, true to its 1856 mission, “Promoting the understanding and appreciation of science.”

Mary E. Burke Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission

The Academy seeks to advance the public understanding of science and promote interest in the sciences to students and adults through accessible, year-round seminars and educational initiatives.

connecting science and the community since 1856ÂŽ

Academy of Science Programs

Science Careers Explorations Students in grades 6-8 explore STEM careers and experience the interdisciplinary nature of science today in these fun and fast-paced, high-impact small group sessions scheduled throughout the school year. STEM Career programs are offered to schools in the region and directly impact students at a pivotal time in their lives when they are laying the science and technology path for their futures.

Science for the Public Since 1856, the Academy of Science-St. Louis has been a leader in the advancement of science and tehcnology into contemporary society. Today, the Academy offers a broad range of science speakers, tours and community- wide public talks, workshops and citizen science events catering to all ages and backgrounds. STEM professionals increase public awareness of science and its powerful role in shaping our lives.

Teen Science Café At a Teen Science Café, teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting. Teen Science Café is presented and powered by Junior Academy of Science members who serve on the Youth Leadership Council. Teens gain valuable leadership experience, meet and work with other teens interested in science and STEM, and earn service hours. For teens - by teens! “When I was a younger student I was unsure of my interests and what field to pursue; however, after being introduced to Teen Science Café my eyes were opened. I learned what wonders science and math can do for the people and our world, and it hit me, science is for me.” Matthew C., Grade 8

Academy of Science Programs

Science Fair Open to students in Grades K-12, the Academy of Science- St. Louis Science Fair is the premier STEM Fair in the region with 50,000 students representing over 200 schools. Inquiry-based learning at its best! Science Fair students make real world connections and develop into confident STEM-capable learners. Science Fair inspires the next generation of science and engineering leaders! “Science Fair was a great opportunity for me to learn and exercise my mind. I really appreciate being able to understand what science is, not just learning about what it does and what we’ve found out. It was a phenomenal experience...”


Kadin K., Grade 9

The Academy of Science- St. Louis BioBlitz is an exploration and inventory of the biodiversity of urban parks. Teams of public volunteers led by biologists, naturalists and environmental specialists search natural areas, listing as many different species as they can find. Families with nature lovers, budding scientists and experienced naturalists of all ages are invited to the annual study of the biodiversity in the St. Louis Region.

Junior Academy of Science Middle and high school students from public, private and home schools across the region experience hands-on opportunities in science, engineering and medicine through the Junior Academy. Recognizing that each child has potential, Junior Academy membership is open and available to all middle and high shcool students and offers challenging and engaging science opportunities for a full range of academic levels.

Dinner Support The Academy of Science – St. Louis wishes to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions. Proceeds from the Awards Dinner support programs of the Junior Academy of Science. For information, please visit our website,

Platinum Plus Sponsor Monsanto Company Gold Sponsors The Boeing Company Nestlé Purina Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Department of Molecular Microbiology Silver Sponsors Missouri Botanical Garden Saint Louis University School of Medicine Saint Louis Zoo Thompson Coburn LLP University of Missouri – Columbia, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry Washington University School of Medicine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean Patrons Robert Elgin, Ph.D. Sarah C.R. Elgin, Ph.D. Mabel L. Purkerson, M.D Lee Anne and Ralph Quatrano, Ph.D. Virgil VanTrease Gifts in Honor William H. Danforth, M.D. in honor of Peter Wyse Jackson, Ph.D.

Media Sponsors

Evening Agenda

welcome | award presenters

Benjamin H. Hulsey President, Academy of Science – St. Louis Mary E. Burke Chief Executive Officer, Academy of Science – St. Louis dinner

educator awards

Monsanto Company Science Teacher of the Year Rhonda Stovall– Gateway Elementary School, Saint Louis Public School District Presented by: Al Mitchell, Monsanto Company

next generation awards

Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair: Honors Division Awards 1st Place – Jessica Sun, Parkway Central High School 2nd Place – Deepa Bhuvanagiri, Eureka High School 3rd Place – Neha Gupta, Rockwood Summit High School outstanding st. louis scientists presentations


Science Educator Award

David Westenberg , P h .D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Missouri University of Science and Technology Dr. Westenberg has a great passion for educating the public, supporting teacher professional development and educating students. He engages the public through hands-on activities and encouraging students to participate. This includes visiting schools, hosting school groups and public events. As chair of the American Society for Microbiology Committee for K-12 Outreach he supports education by developing classroom activities and hosting symposia at national teacher conferences, inviting prominent scientists to talk about their research in the context of education. As chair he also plans, develops and participates in ASM

exhibits for the USA Science and Engineering Festival. As co-director of the S&T Science Education and Quantitative Literacy program he trains teachers to integrate math and science in the classroom. He also works with the BioBuilder Foundation hosting workshops to train teachers to include synthetic biology in their courses. He has been invited to give presentations at local, regional and national education meetings and has published commentaries in national education journals. Recently he was invited to serve as an HHMI Biointeractive teaching ambassador to develop and disseminate education resources.

Innovation Award

L iviu M irica , P h .D.

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis Dr. Mirica has broad research interests that span organometallic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. He has made important contributions to the development of new catalysts for energy applications by developing ligands that can stabilize transition metals such as palladium and nickel and in unusual oxidation states. He was the first to isolate a mononuclear organometallic complex of palladium in the +3 oxidation state. He has also shown that these high-valent metal complexes

can lead to carbon-carbon and carbonheteroatom bond formation, reactions relevant to the development of catalysts for the activation of methane and reduction of carbon dioxide. In the area of bioinorganic chemistry, Dr. Mirica has been studying the role of metal ions in the oligomerization of Aβ peptides implicated in Alzheimer’s disease and the development of therapeutic and position emission tomography (PET) imaging agents for this neurodegenerative disease.

Innovation Award

K ater M urch , P h .D.

Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Washington University in St. Louis Dr. Kater Murch has made significant discoveries in understanding and controlling quantum systems, revealing how quantum systems evolve during the process of measurement. Murch has surmounted the most challenging hurtle to controlling quantum systems and discovered how they evolve under measurement, a subject of intense debate since the formulation of quantum mechanics. Murch’s approach focuses on using weak measurements to slowly accumulate information about the quantum state and thereby “look inside� wave function collapse.

Murch has applied this novel ability to track quantum systems through their complex-valued state space to examine fundamental processes such as spontaneous emission and high precision measurement by developing and testing quantum smoothing algorithms. These seminal experiments pave the way for direct control over quantum systems, with applications ranging from control over chemical reactions to harnessing the light-matter interaction for energy harvesting.

George Engelmann Interdisciplinary Award E dward S pitznagel , P h .D.

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Biostatistics, Washington University in St. Louis Dr. Spitznagel’s areas of expertise include complex survey designs, psychiatric epidemiology, longitudinal modeling, survival analysis methods, structural equation modeling, propensityscore techniques and nationally representative datasets. He has been a proponent of realistic, active data analysis in statistics for over fifty years and has collaborated with investigators in such diverse fields as medicine, pharmacology, marketing, engineering, and psychology. His statistical work has been published in nearly 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including publications in four

of the five “f lagship� Englishlanguage medical journals: New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Spitznagel has been a collaborator on multiple projects investigating the neurobiology of tinnitus and the impact of different treatment options. He has been the biostatistician on many NIH-funded clinical trials, including studies of the impact of gabapentin, rTMS, and a computer-based brain rehabilitation program on tinnitus bother.

Fellows Award

E benezer Sat yaraj , P h .D.

Product Development Manager, Nestlé Purina Dr. Satyaraj joined Nestlé Purina in 2003, as part of the Nestlé Research Center in St. Louis establishing a nutritional immunology research program, helping launch several products globally, including ProPlan Optistart Puppy and Kitten. He implemented models for evaluating nutritional impact on the immune system and pioneered the development of the first multiplex assay panels capable of measuring canine and feline cytokines. Dr. Satyaraj has authored numerous scientific papers in the areas of cellular/ molecular immunology and cytokine biology, including a recent publication in the journal “Science” that explains size variations in dogs and a book chapter describing the interplay of nutrition and immune system in infectious diseases. Dr. Satyaraj is a member of the American Association of

Immunologist and the American Veterinary Immunology Association, is a reviewer for several journals including British Journal of Nutrition, Arthritis and Rheumatism. Ebenezer continues to devote his career at Nestlé Purina to gaining a greater understanding on how nutrients can work in a synergistic manner in the body to promote lifelong health. He developed an innovative research approach to increase understanding of the positive effects of nutrition on the immune health. His work from the immune health program is the underpinning of products that support immune health across the portfolio of products for both cats and dogs. He has significantly advanced Nestlé’s measures of immune responses and this has allowed Nestlé to show how nutrition impacts immune health in both pets and people.

Fellows Award

J eremy Taylor , P h .D.

Curators Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences, University of Missouri - Columbia Dr. Taylor is one of the few researchers globally to have translated quantitative and molecular genomic methodologies to accelerate genetic improvement within the livestock industries. His seminal contributions include: the development of Birth Date Selection Mapping, a method to identify loci exposed to ongoing, recurrent selection in temporally stratified populations, the development of the first bovine bacterial artificial chromosome library, genomewide oligonucleotide gene expression microarray, and high-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping assays including the bovine Functional250K assay, the first

assay specifically designed to include functional variants. He co-developed a method for deep sequencing reduced representation libraries for SNP discovery used by the cattle, swine, sheep, horse and soybean communities to develop high-density genotyping assays. He has authored 235 peer reviewed journal articles, cited 13,953 times producing an h-index of 56. He is internationally recognized for his leadership of community projects such as the Bovine Genome Sequencing and HapMap projects, the Bovine Oligonucleotide Microarray and SNP-Chip Consortia and the Bovine Respiratory Disease and Feed Efficiency projects.

James B. Eads Award

Tom H. A dams , P h .D.

Vice President, Biotechnology, Monsanto Company

Innovation is central to helping farmers do more with less, and meet the demands of growing global population in an increasingly sustainable way. Adams has played a critical role in three new Monsanto research platforms – part of the company’s robust R&D pipeline – to help farmers improve farming practices, conserve natural resources and provide crop protection. His passion for delivering solutions was instrumental in launching new platforms for fungicides,

microbials and topical uses for RNAi technology. Now he is applying that passion to Monsanto’s efforts in delivering gene-editing technologies to create new improvements in plant biotechnology. He currently serves as vice president of Biotechnology at Monsanto Company, directing a global Biotechnology R&D organization responsible for developing biotechnology traits currently found in numerous crops covering more than 140 million acres.

James B. Eads Award

R obert Standley, P h .D.

Senior Fellow, SunEdison Semiconductor, LLC

From its inception, the semiconductor industry has evolved at an astonishing rate across an enormous variety of applications. This has demanded an equally rapid evolution in silicon wafer capabilities. The silicon wafer starting material is a fundamental part of the finished electronic device, engineered to exacting demands specifically tailored to each application. For the past twenty two years, Dr. Standley has worked to ensure that silicon wafer technology advancements align with industry needs. He has worked with the world’s foremost semiconductor companies to determine emerging silicon substrate requirements and design the advanced materials and processes to meet them. He has made numerous contributions

to epitaxial wafers used by leading edge microprocessor companies. He was a founding member and contributor to the startup and development of the only Silicon-onInsulator products manufactured in the U.S., used in applications such as automotive, aerospace and ultralow power devices. He is currently engaged in the development of ultrahigh resistivity silicon wafers for wireless communications. Standley was chairman of the starting materials metrology group of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, and has taught invited tutorials on silicon wafer technology and design issues at many major semiconductor companies. He has seven patents and nineteen published papers.

Trustees Award

P hilip O. A lderson , M.D.

Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University

As Dean of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University between early 2008 through December 31, 2016, Dr. Alderson oversaw the education, research and clinical missions of the School. He has been an advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship through his support and nurturing of the SLU Center for World Health and Medicine, an incubator for orphan drug discovery related to rare and/or neglected diseases. He has supported SLU’s unique Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit, SLU’s work in structural biology and nuclear receptor science and the early efforts of the SLU Med Launch program, which is focused on student-driven multidisciplinary research innovations in the St. Louis region marketplace. He has fostered other scientific developments in the St. Louis region through his work on the

Governing Council of the Institute for ClinicalTranslational Science of Washington University and his work in the Health Economics Forum for the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has supported science nationally through his service on the Council for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering (2008-12) and the NIH Council of Councils (201316). Alderson has authored four books, 40 book chapters and over 150 journal articles that have contributed to the advancement of radioisotopic and radiological imaging and have been cited by peers more than 7,000 times. Through these roles and his service as a Trustee and Officer of the Academy of Science-St. Louis, Dr. Alderson has made a major impact on the research in St Louis and beyond.

Trustees Award

S haron L. D eem , D.V.M, P h .D., D ipl . ACZM Director, Institute for Conservation, Saint Louis Zoo

While living in the USA, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Gabon and Ecuador, Dr. Deem has worked as a clinician, wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist. She has also worked in 25 additional countries, conducting conservation and veterinary research. Her extensive publication record, in both scientific and layperson friendly outlets, attests to her work within the One Health initiative. In addition, Dr. Deem served on the National Ecological Observatory Network as a member of the Disease Ecology Subcommittee. She holds leadership positions with the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the American College of Zoological Medicine, for which she is currently the President. Since 2011, Deem

has been the Director of the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine, advancing the One Health/ Conservation Medicine initiative among veterinary and human medical and ecological professionals. Through the Institute’s Box Turtle project, students of all ages have been exposed to conservation science. With this local project, Dr. Deem has worked diligently on everything from leading field trips to internships that inspire the next generation of conservation scientists. She is currently writing her first textbook, along with her two co-authors from Fontbonne University, entitled “Introduction to One Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Planetary Health” and scheduled for publication in 2018.

Science Leadership Award

P eter W yse Jackson , P h .D.

President, Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany, Washington University in St. Louis

As one of the world’s foremost and best-known botanists and plant conservationists, Wyse Jackson has played an inf luential role in reshaping and leading the international botanic garden community over the past two decades. He has worked extensively with botanic gardens and their network organizations worldwide, helping to establish or develop botanic gardens and other organizations in over 30 countries. He played a lead role in the development and implementation of the Global

Strategy for Plant Conservation, adopted by the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity in 2002, and has been chairman of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation since 2004. He was co-author of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation, now endorsed by some 500 botanic gardens. He was founding chairman (and currently continues as co-chair) of the World Flora Online Consortium, an organization launched in 2012 to prepare an online Flora of the World by 2020.

Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award Stephen M. B everley, P h .D.

Marvin A. Brennecke Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Beverley is a founding scientist and world leader of modern molecular parasitology. His seminal contributions, from basic discovery to practical applications, changed the way research was done on Leishmania and other protozoan parasites and produced novel approaches for developing novel chemotherapy and vaccines for the potential lethal disease leishmaniasis. Unique contributions include discoveries of the molecular mechanisms and genes involved in drug resistance, virulence factors for mammalian and arthropod hosts, and parasite genome structure and organization.

He was first to describe how episomal gene amplification mediates drug resistance in eukaryotes, work that gave rise to new anti-folate-based chemotherapies. Most recently, his ground-breaking work identifying endosymbiotic protozoan viruses as virulence factors has led to investigation of anti-viral strategies to reduce disease symptoms and improve treatment regiments, as well as understanding why only certain parasite strains cause a disfiguring disease. Beverley’s research has opened new avenues for drug treatments and vaccines for Leishmania.

Past Awardees The Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award — recognizes a distinguished career of service in science, engineering, or technology. 2016 – Cheryl Asa, Ph.D. 2015 – Steven L. Teitelbaum, M.D. 2014 – John Edward Heuser, M.D. 2013 – John C. Morris, M.D. 2012 – Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D. 2011 – Marcus E. Raichele, M.D. 2010 – Roger N. Beachy, Ph.D. 2009 – Carl Frieden, Ph.D. – Eduardo Slatopolsky, M.D. 2008 – William S. Knowles, Ph.D. 2007 – Philip D. Stahl, Ph.D. – David C. Van Essen, Ph.D. 2006 – Lee Nelken Robins, Ph.D. 2005 – Teresa J. Vietti, M.D. 2004 – Brian J. Mitchell, Ph.D. 2003 – Ira J. Hirsh, Ph.D. – Nobuo Suga, Ph.D. 2002 – Maurice Green, Ph.D. – Patty Jo Watson, Ph.D. 2001 – Jerome R. Cox, Jr., Sc.D. – Robert W. Murray, Ph.D. 2000 – Philip Needleman, Ph.D. – Robert H. Waterston, M.D., Ph.D. 1999 – Frank E. Moss, Ph.D. – William S. Sly, M.D. 1998 – Louis V. Avioli, M.D. – Leonard Berg, M.D. 1997 – Paul E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D. – Robert M. Walker, Ph.D. 1996 – John Olney, M.D. 1995 – Michel Ter-Pogossian, Ph.D.

2009 – The Boeing Company – William A. Peck, M.D. 2008 – Charles Kilo, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. – Monsanto Company 2007 – William (Bill) Danforth, M.D. – Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

The James B. Eads Award — recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in engineering or technology. 2016 – Rob Mitra, Ph.D. 2015 – Babu Chalamala, Ph.D. – Charles M. Hohenberg, Ph.D. 2014 – Charles L. Armstrong, Ph.D. – Lihong Wang, Ph.D. 2013 – George W. Gokel, Ph.D. – Gregory Yablonsky, Ph.D. 2012 – Kevin L. Deppermann – Stuart A. Solin, Ph.D. 2011 – Ettigounder Ponnusamy, Ph.D. – Alexander Rubin, Ph.D. 2010 – David A. Fischhoff, Ph.D. – Stephen R. Padgette, Ph.D. 2009 – Ramesh K. Agarwal, Ph.D. 2008 – Sherman J. Silber, M.D., F.A.C.S. 2006 – Robert B. Horsch, Ph.D. 2005 – Krishnan K. Sankaran, Ph.D. 2004 – Rudolph N. Yurkovich 2003 – Donald P. Ames, Ph.D. 2002 – Richard E. Pinckert, Ph.D. – Jonathan S. Turner, Ph.D. 2001 – Richard D. Bucholz, M.D.

The Fellows Award — recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in science.

2016 – James A. Birchler, Ph.D. The Science Leadership Award — recognizes – Thomas P. Burris, Ph.D. a distinguished individual – not necessarily – Lilianna Sonica-Krezel, Ph.D. a scientist – or organization that has 2015 – Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D. played an important leadership role in the – Enrico Di Cera, M.D. development of science and scientists in the 2014 – David Holtzman, M.D. St. Louis region. 2016 – Hank C. Foley, Ph.D. 2015 – Cortex Innovation Community – Ralph S. Quatrano, Ph.D. 2014 – Novus International, Inc. – Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D. 2013 – Nestle Purina PetCare – Karen Seibert, Ph.D. 2012 – James S. McDonnell Foundation – Larry J. Shapiro, M.D. 2011 – Emerson – Timothy Eberlein, M.D. 2010 – Missouri Botanical Garden – M. Carolyn Baum, Ph.D., OTR

– Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. 2013 – Dale Dorsett, Ph.D. – Samuel Klein, M.D. 2012 – Govindaswamy Chinnadurai, Ph.D. – Scott L. Hultgren, Ph.D. 2011 – Duane Grandgenett, Ph.D. – Toni Kutchan, Ph.D. 2010 – Alan L. Schwartz, Ph.D. 2009 – Cheryl S. Asa, Ph.D. – Gerald Medoff, M.D. 2008 – Martin H. Israel, Ph.D. 2007 – Kattesh V. Katti, Ph.D. – Robert M. Senior, M.D.

2006 – Barbara Schaal, Ph.D. – Raymond E. Arvidson, Ph.D. 2005 – G. Alexander Patterson, M.D. – Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D. 2004 – Patricia G. Parker, Ph.D. – Clifford M. Will, Ph.D. 2003 – Susan Mackinnon, M.D. – Raymond G. Slavin, M.D. 2002 – Carl M. Bender, Ph.D. – Robert E. Ricklefs, Ph.D. 2001 – Christopher I. Byrnes, Ph.D. – Dennis W. Choi, M.D., Ph.D. 2000 – Allen R. Atkins, Ph.D. – Sarah C. R. Elgin, Ph.D. 1999 – Robert B. Belshe, M.D. – Ananthachari Srinivasan, Ph.D.

The Trustees Award — recognizes outstanding contributions in keeping with the Academy of Science mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of science. Through exceptional leadership and communication, their impact crosses geographic boundaries and enriches private, public, and academic sectors. 2016 – Sherri M. Brown, Ph.D. 2015 – Jennifer K. Lodge, Ph.D. – Robert Magill, Ph.D. 2014 – Michael Cosmopoulos, Ph.D. – George Yatskievych, Ph.D. 2013 – Pana Charumilind, Ph.D. 2012 – Mabel L. Purkerson, M.D. 2011 – Janey S. Symington, Ph.D. – Linda Cottler, Ph.D. 2010 – Pfizer – St. Louis – Heidi R. Hope, Ph.D. 2009 – Lincoln I. Diuguid, Ph.D. 2008 – Paul Markovits, Ph.D. – Paul A. Young, Ph.D. 2007 – Patricia E. Simmons, Ph.D. 2006 – Thomas A. Woolsey, M.D. 2005 – Charles R. Granger, Ph.D. 2004 – Luther S. Williams, Ph.D. 2003 – Will D. Carpenter, Ph.D. 2002 – Jessie L. Ternberg, M.D., Ph.D. 2001 – Ernest G. Jaworski, Ph.D. 1999 – Willis V. Hauser

The Innovation Award — recognizes a scientist or engineer age 40 or under who has demonstrated exceptional potential for future accomplishments in science, engineering or technology. 2016 – Tiffani D. Eisenhauer, Ph.D. – Gary J. Patti, Ph.D.

2015 – Gautam Dantas, Ph.D. – Yiyu Shi, Ph.D. 2014 – Caitlin Kelleher, Ph.D. 2013 – Angel Baldan, Ph.D. – Katherine Henzler-Wildman, Ph.D. 2012 – Audrey R. Odom, M.D., Ph.D. 2010 – Randall J. Bateman, M.D. – Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy, Ph.D. 2009 – Jonathan M. Chase, Ph.D. – Timothy E. Holy, Ph.D. 2008 – Sonya Bahr, Ph.D. 2007 – Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. – Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D. 2005 – Shelley D. Minteer, Ph.D. 2004 – James H. Buckley, Ph.D. 2003 – Phyllis I. Hanson, M.D., Ph.D. – James P. McCarter, M.D., Ph.D. 2002 – Karen L. Wooley, Ph.D. 2001 – Jonathan B. Losos, Ph.D. 2000 – Steven F. Dowdy, Ph.D. – Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D. 1999 – Laura L. Dugan, M.D. 1998 – Scott Hultgren, Ph.D. 2000 – James M. Bornholdt, Ph.D. 1996 – Alison Goate, Ph.D. – Robert D. Davinroy 1995 – Jacob D. Langer, M.D.

The Science Educator Award — recognizes a distinguished individual or organization on the basis of outstanding contributions to science education or to the public understanding of science, engineering or technology. 2016 – Kyra N. Krakos, Ph.D. 2014 – Robert J. Marquis, Ph.D. 2013 – James Wilson, Ph.D. 2012 – Michael W. Friedlander, Ph.D. – Pamela Gay, Ph.D. 2011 – Young Scientist Program, – Washington University in St. Louis 2010 – Harold H. Harris, Ph.D. 2009 – Victoria Lynn May 2008 – Harold R. Messler, B.S. – John Ridgen, Ph.D. 2007 – Patrick L. Osborne, Ph.D. 2006 – Kenneth Mares, Ph.D. 2005 – Robert A. Williams, Ph.D. 2004 – Paul H. Young, M.D. – William L. McConnell

Fellows of the Academy Tom H. Adams, Ph.D.

Sarah C. R. Elgin, Ph.D.

Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D.

Alex S. Evers, M.D.

Joseph J. H. Ackerman, Ph.D.

Claude M. Fauquet, Ph.D.

Ramesh K. Agarwal, Ph.D.

David A. Fischhoff, Ph.D.

Philip O. Alderson, M.D.

Henry (Hank) C. Foley, Ph.D.

Donald P. Ames, Ph.D.*

Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D.

Constantine E. Anagnostopoulos, Ph.D.

Carl Frieden, Ph.D.

Charles L. Armstrong, Ph.D.

Richard H. Gelberman, M.D.

Raymond E. Arvidson, Ph.D.

George W. Gokel, Ph.D.

Cheryl S. Asa, Ph.D.

Ursula W. Goodenough, Ph.D.

Allen R. Atkins, Ph.D.

Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D.

John P. Atkinson, M.D.

George S. Graff

Louis V. Avioli, M.D.*

Duane Grandgenett, Ph.D.

Bruce R. Bacon, M.D.

Charles R. Granger, Ph.D.

M. Carolyn Baum, Ph.D., O.T.R.

Maurice Green, Ph.D.

Roger N. Beachy, Ph.D.

Samuel B. Guze, M.D.*

Bernard Becker, M.D.*

Viktor Hamburger, Ph.D.*

Robert B. Belshe, M.D.

Larry Haskin, Ph.D.*

Carl M. Bender, Ph.D.

Willis V. Hauser*

Leonard Berg, M.D.*

Gregory R. Heck, Ph.D.

Stephen M. Beverley, Ph.D.

S. Allen Heininger, D.Sc.

James A. Birchler, Ph.D.

John E. Heuser, M.D.

Pratim Biswas, Ph.D.

Ira Hirsh, Ph.D.*

Gregg Bogosian, Ph.D.

Charles M. Hohenberg, Ph.D.

Christopher I. Byrnes, Ph.D.*

Kurt H. Hohenemser, Ph.D.*

Sherri M. Brown, Ph.D.

David M. Holtzman, M.D.

Richard D. Bucholz, M.D.

Heidi R. Hope, Ph.D.

Thomas P. Burris, Ph.D.

Robert Horsch, Ph.D.

Will D. Carpenter, Ph.D.

Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D.

James C. Carrington, Ph.D.

Alberto Isidori, Ph.D.

William John Catalona, M.D.

Martin H. Israel, Ph.D.

Bernard R. Chaitman, M.D.

Ernest G. Jaworski, Ph.D.

Babu Chalamala, Ph.D.

George B. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D.

Pana Charumilind, Ph.D.

Michael M. Karl, M.D., Ph.D.*

Govindaswamy Chinnadurai, Ph.D.

Kattesh V. Katti, M.Sc.Ed, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Dennis Choi, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. (Toby) Kellogg, Ph.D.

C. Robert Cloninger, M.D.

Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D.

Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Kilo, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

Glenn C. Conroy, Ph.D.

David Morris Kipnis, M.D.*

Joel D. Cooper, M.D.

Ganesh M. Kishore, Ph.D.

C. Thomas Cori, Ph.D.

Samuel Klein, M.D.

Michael Cosmopoulos, Ph.D.

William S. Knowles, Ph.D.*

Linda Cottler, Ph.D.

Stuart A. Kornfeld, M.D.

Ramanath Cowsik, Ph.D.

Toni M. Kutchan, Ph.D.

Jerome R. Cox, Jr., D.Sc.

Paul E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D.*

Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D.

William M. Landau, M.D.

Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., M.D.

James V. Leonard

William H. Danforth, M.D.

Timothy J. Ley, M.D.

Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H.

Stephen H. Lipstein, MHA

Sharon L. Deem, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. ACZM

Jennifer K. Lodge, Ph.D.

Kevin L. Deppermann

Virgil Loeb, Jr., M.D.*

Enrico Di Cera, M.D.

Susan E. Mackinnon, M.D.

Lincoln I. Diuguid, Ph.D.*

George A. Macones, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Dale Dorsett, Ph.D.

Robert Magill, Ph.D.

Milorad Dudukovic, Ph.D.

Philip W. Majerus, M.D.*

Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D. Sean R. Eddy, Ph.D.

Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D. Paul S. Markovits, Ph.D.

Fellows of the Academy Garland R. Marshall, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Skolnick, Ph.D

Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Ph.D., R.D.

Eduardo Slatopolsky, M.D.

Sanford N. McDonnell*

Raymond G. Slavin, M.D.

James M. McKelvey, Ph.D. Gerald Medoff, M.D. Brian J. Mitchell, Ph.D. Rob Mitra, Ph.D. Kelle H. Moley, M.D. John C. Morris, M.D. Aubrey R. Morrison, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.(C), F.R.C.P.(I) Frank E. Moss, Ph.D.* Robert W. Murray, Ph.D. Helen E. Nash, M.D.* Philip Needleman, Ph.D. Charles W. Oertli, P.E. John W. Olney, M.D.* Stephen R. Padgette, Ph.D. Yuanlong Pan, BVM, Ph.D. Patricia G. Parker, Ph.D. G. Alexander Patterson, M.D. William A. Peck, M.D. RDML Eugene J. Peltier, L.L.D.* Carlos A. Perez, M.D. Frederick J. Perlak, Ph.D. David H. Perlmutter, M.D. T. Roger Peterson, P.E.* Jane E. Phillips-Conroy, Ph.D. Richard E. Pinckert, Ph.D. Helen M. Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D. Kenneth S. Polonsky, M.D. Ettigounder Ponnusamy, Ph.D. Mabel L. Purkerson, M.D. Ralph S. Quatrano, Ph.D. Marcus E. Raichle, M.D. Peter H. Raven, Ph.D. Robert E. Ricklefs, Ph.D. Lee N. Robins, Ph.D.* Alexander Rubin, Ph.D. Yoram Rudy, Ph.D. J. Evan Sadler, M.D., Ph.D. Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. Joshua R. Sanes, Ph.D. Krishnan K. Sankaran, Ph.D. Ebenezer Satyaraj, Ph.D. Barbara A. Schaal, Ph.D. Milton J. Schlesinger. Ph.D. Sondra Schlesinger, Ph.D. Robert D. Schreiber, Ph.D. Irene T. Schulze, Ph.D. Alan L. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. H. Gerard Schwartz, Jr., Ph.D., P.E. Henry G. Schwartz, M.D.* Karen Seibert, Ph.D. Robert M. Senior, M.D. Larry J. Shapiro, M.D. Sherman J. Silber, M.D., F.A.C.S. Patricia E. Simmons, Ph.D.

William S. Sly, M.D. Donald L. Snyder, Ph.D. Stuart A. Solin, Ph.D. Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Ph.D. Ananthachari Srinivasan, Ph.D. Philip D. Stahl, Ph.D. Robert Standley, Ph.D. Gary D. Stormo, Ph.D. Joan E. Strassmann, Ph.D. Claude N. Strauser, P.E., P.H., L.S. Robert P. Stupp* Nobuo Suga, Ph.D. Janey S. Symington, Ph.D. Barna A. Szabo, Ph.D. Jeremy Taylor, Ph.D. Steven L. Teitelbaum, M.D. Alan R. Templeton, Ph.D. Jessie L. Ternberg, M.D., Ph.D.* Michael M. Ter-Pogossian, Ph.D.* George E. Thoma, Jr., M.D.* Monte C. Throdahl* Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D Jonathan S. Turner, Ph.D. Emil R. Unanue, M.D. David C. Van Essen, Ph.D. Teresa J. Vietti, M.D.* Richard L. Wahl, M.D. Robert M. Walker, Ph.D.* Lihong Wang, Ph.D. Robert H. Waterston, M.D., Ph.D. Patty Jo Watson, Ph.D. Samuel Isaac Weissman, Ph.D.* Michael J. Welch, Ph.D.* Virginia V. Weldon, M.D. Clifford M. Will, Ph.D. Luther S. Williams, Ph.D. Richard K. Wilson, Ph.D. Kevin A. Wise, Ph.D. William S. M. Wold, Ph.D. Charles M. Wolfe, Ph.D.* Thomas A. Woolsey, M.D. Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D. Peter Wyse Jackson, Ph.D. Gregory Yablonsky, Ph.D. John F. Yardley* George Yatskievych, Ph.D. Frank C-P Yin, M.D., Ph.D. Wayne Yokoyama, M.D. Paul A. Young, Ph.D. Rudolph N. Yurkovich John Zaborsky, Ph.D.* Meinhart Zenk, Ph.D.* Charles F. Zorumski, M.D. *In Memoriam

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Revenue Grant revenue Contributions Membership dues Gifts in-kind Special events Investment revenue for operations Total Revenue

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609,777 54,871 76,550

Total Operating Expenses


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Operating Expenses 2016 $ 609,777

Program services

$ 54,871

Management and general

$ 76,550


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2017 Outstanding STL Scientists Awards Dinner Program  

2017 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding Scientists Awards Dinner - Program

2017 Outstanding STL Scientists Awards Dinner Program  

2017 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding Scientists Awards Dinner - Program