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CNAS Faculty Recognized at Chancellor’s Awards Reception

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Several members of the CNAS faculty were recognized at the 2014-2015 Faculty Awards Reception held on May 26 at Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox’s residence. The celebration also recognized faculty members who received significant national and Senate awards in the past academic school year.

Distinguished Campus Service Award
  • Michael Allen, plant pathology and microbiology
Faculty Research Lecturer
  • Xuemei Chen, botany and plant sciences
Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentor Award
  • Vyjayanthi Chari, mathematics
Chancellor’s Award For Fostering Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement
  • Eugene Nothnagel, botany and plant sciences
  • Joel Sachs, biology
President’s Chair
  • Hailing Jin, plant pathology and microbiology
  • Susan Wessler, botany and plant sciences
UC Riverside Hellman Fellows 2015-2016
  • Shujie Ma, statistics
  • Erin Wilson Rankin, entomology
Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award
  • Michael Pollak, physics and astronomy (2014-2015)
  • Malempati Rao, mathematics (2015-2016)
Additional Faculty Awards:

Roya Bahreini
Environmental Sciences
2015 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

Timothy Close
Botany and Plant Sciences
2014 Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award, Illumina

Jack Eichler
2013-14 University Honors Program Professor of the Year Award, UC Riverside

Alec Gerry
2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America

Sarjeet Gill
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
2014 Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Entomological Society of America

Cindy Larive
2015 American Chemical Society Award for Volunteer Service, American Chemical Society

Vincent Lavallo
2015 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

Bai-Lian Larry Li
Botany and Plant Sciences
2015 Prigogine Gold Medal, Wessex Institute

Timothy Lyons
Earth Sciences
2015 Geochemical Fellow, Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry

Jocelyn Millar
2014 Silver Medal Award for Career Achievement, International Society of Chemical Ecology

Ming Lee Tang
2014 Young Investigator Award Army Research Office

John Trumble
2014 Partnership ward for Mission Integration of Research, Education and Extension, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Chandra Varma
Physics and Astronomy
2014 APCTP Benjamin Lee Professorship Program, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

Susan Wessler
Botany and Plant Sciences
2013 Fellow, American Philosophical Society
2015 McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies, Maize Genetics Society

Bradley White
2014 Fellow, National Academy of Education

Erin Wilson Rankin
2014 Fellow, National Academy of Education