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The Dr. Mark E. Shirtliff PhD Student Mentor Award

This is a new award created in honor of Mark E. Shirtliff, PhD, former Professor in the School of Dentistry, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology. The nominee must have a record of supportive graduate student mentorship. There is no limit to the number of nominations that we will accept for this award. The nomination packet must include:

  • Two separate nomination letters from individual students who have been mentored by the candidate
  • A nominee’s curriculum vitae, which should include a list of current and past students (and, if known, the current position of past students)
Dr. James Kaper, a white man with grey hair and a grey beard, wearing a brown suit, white shirt, and red tie, is standing next to Dr. Joao Pedra, a bald white man with black glasses, a black shirt, and black suit jacket holding his award.

Fall 2022: Joao Pedra, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Fall 2021: Mary Kay Lobo, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Photo of Brian Mathur, PhD, wearing a black suit, white shirt, and blue tie in front of a blue background

Fall 2020: Brian Mathur, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

Fall 2019: Jennifer Albrecht, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Fall 2018: Robert Ernst, PhD, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis