2009 Awardees

  • Adegbola Adesogan, Ph.D. Adegbola Adesogan is an internationally recognized ruminant nutritionist whose basic and applied research efforts have focused on using forages and feed additives to improve the quality, safety, and shelf life ... Read more
  • Rodney J. Bartlett, Ph.D. Rodney Bartlett has pioneered an entire class of sophisticated mathematical models designed to compute the properties and transformations of atoms, molecules, and solids. These methods – known as many-body ... Read more
  • Emilio M. Bruna, Ph.D. Emilio Bruna strives to understand the impact of human activities on tropical ecosystems. Much of his work is conducted in Latin America’s two largest biodiversity hotspots – the Amazonian rain ... Read more
  • Martin J. Cohn, Ph.D. Martin Cohn’s research interest lies at the interface of embryonic development and evolution. Some members of his laboratory use mouse developmental genetics to understand the causes of birth defects. Others ... Read more
  • David S. Criswell, Ph.D. As director of the Molecular Physiology of Wellness Laboratory within the Center for Exercise Science, David Criswell is focused on understanding the cellular and molecular signals controlling activity-induced adaptations in ... Read more
  • Nancy D. Denslow, Ph.D. Nancy Denslow’s primary research focus has been developing molecular tools for evaluating fish exposed to environmental contaminants. Her research uses aquatic species and focuses on identifying mechanisms by which environmental ... Read more
  • Stephen S. Eikenberry, Ph.D. Stephen Eikenberry’s research over the past five years has focused on the study of black holes, as well as the massive stars that create them when they die along with ... Read more
  • Jean-Pierre Emond, Ph.D. Jean-Pierre Emond is a professor in the Packaging Science program of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) department. His research includes areas such as packaging, cold chain management, and tracking ... Read more
  • Zhenli L. He, Ph.D. “Harmonic development of agriculture with the environment” is the past five-year research goal for Zhenli He. Eutrophication of surface water such as Lake Okeechobee and Indian River Lagoon, and degradation ... Read more
  • Steven A. Kautz, Ph.D. Steven Kautz leads an internationally known multidisciplinary research program combining theoretical and experimental studies of the control of locomotion, functional biomechanics, and clinical neurorehabilitation with the goal of improving walking ... Read more
  • Spiro Kiousis, Ph.D. Spiro Kiousis’ principal research endeavors have been in the areas of political communication, political public relations, and new media. Collectively, this interdisciplinary research examines the interplay among political public relations ... Read more
  • Henrietta L. Logan, Ph.D. Henrietta Logan’s program of research brings together several areas of investigation: the integration of models of pain as a complex multifactorial experience, models of health behavior and health promotion, and ... Read more
  • Steven R. Manchester, Ph.D. Steven Manchester studies fossil fruits from plants that populated the northern hemisphere during globally warm climates 40 to 60 million years ago. Some of these plants are now extinct, while ... Read more
  • Robert McKenna, Ph.D. Robert McKenna is convinced the only way to truly understand the physical interactions that govern “life” processes is to have a deep understanding of these interactions at the atomic level. ... Read more
  • Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D. Lyle Moldawer has pursued the role that dysregulation between proinflammatory cytokine and cytokine inhibitor production plays in the pathologic host response to acute inflammatory processes, such as sepsis and systemic ... Read more
  • Nicholas Muzyczka, Ph.D. Nicholas Muzyczka’s work on the basic biology of Adeno-associated virus (AAV) replication led to the development of AAV as the leading virus vector for gene therapy applications worldwide. He ... Read more
  • Andrew V. Ogram, Ph.D. Andrew Ogram’s research program is focused toward elucidation of ecosystem level responses to human impacts via changes in soil microbial community structure and function. His current funded research includes an ... Read more
  • Kevin R. Orr, Ph.D. Kevin Orr’s solo performances in the past few years have encompassed concert halls and music institutions across North America, China, Australia and Korea. Performances in the United States have spanned ... Read more
  • Alfonso Perez-Mendez, M.S. Alfonso Perez-Mendez has established and continues to develop a strong research initiative focused on analytical research and publication of the relationship between post-World War II policy, economy, culture, and architecture ... Read more
  • Anna L. Peterson, Ph.D. Anna Peterson’s research is unified by an abiding interest in the ways that values are interpreted and enacted in everyday life. She explores this issue in two main subfields, environmental ... Read more
  • Gregory Sawyer, Ph.D. While at the University of Florida, Gregory Sawyer has built one of the largest multidisciplinary Materials Tribology programs in the world, with substantial external funding from the Department of Defense ... Read more
  • Edward W. Scott, Ph.D. Edward Scott’s laboratory focuses on Regenerative Medicine. Scott and his team study the role of adult stem cells in both normal repair processes and disease states such as cancer and ... Read more
  • Michael L. Seigel, J.D. Michael Seigel began his academic career in 1990 specializing in the law of Evidence, but changed his focus in 2000 after returning from a five-year stretch as the First Assistant ... Read more
  • Wolfgang M. Sigmund, Ph.D. For the past five years, Wolfgang Sigmund has worked to solve problems in energy science. His research on surface technologies and interactive forces of nanoparticles dramatically impacts energy science and ... Read more
  • Sihong Song, Ph.D. Our immune system protects us; however an overactive immune system can lead to self destruction and result in autoimmune diseases. Type 1 diabetes, arthritis and lupus all fall into this ... Read more
  • Roland Staud, M.D. Roland Staud’s research over the last ten years has focused on central nervous system (CNS) pain processing abnormalities as important factors for Fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Chronic widespread pain is very ... Read more
  • Nan-Yao Su, Ph.D. Nan-Yao Su is recognized internationally as an authority on termites and is known for his innovative approach for the management of their population. He authored and co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed ... Read more
  • David B. Tanner, Ph.D. David Tanner’s research group works in two primary areas: Optical properties of solids and Experimental Astrophysics. Optical effects in solids occur in the wavelength range from the far infrared through ... Read more
  • Sevan G. Terzian, Ph.D. Sevan Terzian’s research has investigated related themes in the history of the American high school, the history of science education in the United States, and American education and culture in ... Read more
  • Philip J. Williams, Ph.D. One of the principal areas of Phillip Williams’ research has focused on democratization in Latin America, particularly with the relative importance of structural factors, institutional legacies, and elite decision-making in ... Read more
  • Dapeng Wu, Ph.D. Dapeng Wu has published extensively in the areas of networking, signal processing, computer vision, and machine learning. His significant work includes effective capacity and ripplet transform. The importance of effective ... Read more
  • Jinhong Xie, Ph.D. Jinhong Xie develops theory for market innovations that make both buyers and sellers better off. Her research has investigated the benefits of advance ticket sales, consumer-posted product reviews, and refunds ... Read more
  • Saun-Joo Yoon, Ph.D., R.N. Saun-Joo Yoon’s research focuses on use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to manage chronic health conditions in ethnically diverse populations and in older adults. The importance of her efforts ... Read more