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Teacher of the Year Award

This award is intended to honor a Graduate Program in Life Sciences faculty member with an outstanding record of teaching graduate students.

The nominee must be a member of the UMB Graduate Faculty and at least one of the GPILS graduate programs.

The following items are required by the committee:

  • Two separate letters from individual graduate students
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae with detailed information on previous and current teaching activities and, if possible, a teaching portfolio with student evaluations
Dr. Bret Hassel, a bald white man wearing a purple shirt and black tie, is standing next to Dr. Nevil Singh, an Indian man with black hair and a mustache wearing a black suit and black shirt holding his award and smiling.

Fall 2022: Nevil Singh, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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

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Fall 2020: Alex Poulopoulos, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

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Fall 2019: Daniel Weinreich, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

Fall 2018: Brian Polster, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology

Fall 2017: Donald "Rick" Matteson, PhD, Department of Physiology

Fall 2016: Sania Amr, MD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Fall 2015: Joseph Kao, PhD, Department of Physiology

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Fall 2014: Mark Williams, PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

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Fall 2013: Bret Hassel, PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology


Fall 2012: Gerald Wilson, PhD, Department and  Graduate Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Fall 2011: Jeff Winkles, PhD, Department of Surgery, Program in Molecular Medicine


Fall 2010: Paul Welling, MD, Department of Physiology, Program in Molecular Medicine, Program in Biochemistry


Fall 2009: Stuart Martin, PhD, Department of Physiology, Program in Molecular Medicine


Fall 2008: Martin Flajnik, PhD, Department of and Program in Microbiology & Immunology


Fall 2007: Gerard Barcak, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology