Excellence in Science Awards

For more than 30 years, FASEB’s Excellence in Science Awards have recognized excellence, innovation, leadership and mentorship of women whose research has contributed significantly to a particular discipline in biological science. The awards recognize achievements by these scientists at three different career stages:

  • Lifetime Achievement (established investigators)
  • Mid-Career Investigator (within 7-15 years of first independent scientist position)
  • Early-Career Investigator (within 7 years of first independent scientist position)

Women scientists who are current members of a FASEB Full Member Society are eligible for nomination. Nominators must also be a current member of a FASEB Full Member Society.

Award recipients will receive a cash prize and funds to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB member society of their choice. View past recipients.

Nominations for 2025 Excellence in Science Awards will open in the Fall 2024. 

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2024 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Holly Ingraham, PhD

Holly Ingraham was inspired to become a scientist by her great-grandfather's microscope and the freedom to explore nature without pressure.

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Mid-Career Investigator Award

Pilar Alcaide, PhD

Pilar Alcaide developed an interest in biology due to her experience with an autoimmune disease, which compelled her to explore how the immune system worked.

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Early-Career Investigator Award

Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD

During veterinary school, Mariana Byndloss became fascinated by how bacteria could have such an impact on human health and disease.

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