Kasha Award and Lecture

The Kasha Award is given annually to recognize and stimulate research and to promote quality scientific writing. The Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Kasha, Distinguished University Professor and co-founder of the Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program. MOB students who are primary authors on a paper published (or accepted for publication) within the previous two calendar years are eligible. Nomination letters are solicited from major professors early in Spring semester. The winner is announced at the Kasha Award Ceremony held at the end of Spring semester. The winner receives a $500 cash prize. A graduate of the MOB program is invited back to give the guest lecture. Following the lecture and award ceremony, we host a catered lunch to celebrate the annual event, which began in 1995. 

Kasha Award Winners

  • 2023 – Dr. Louis Colling and Dr. Daniel Murray
  • 2022 – Dr. Anuska Das
  • 2021 – Dr. Mohammadreza Paran
  • 2020 – Dr. Joseph Pennington
  • 2019 – Dr. Travis Hand
  • 2018 – Tsz Kin Martin Tsui
  • 2017 – Zhongjun Hu
  • 2016 – Mykhailo Kopylov
  • 2015 – Hanaa Hariri
  • 2014 – Alexis Cocozaki
  • 2013 – Liam Longo
  • 2012 – Kerem Bingol
  • 2011 – Dylan Murray
  • 2010 – Michelle Mitchell
  • 2009 – Hui-Min Zhang
  • 2008 – Bo Liang & Cheri Hampton
  • 2007 – Kate Calvin
  • 2006 – Eliza Ruben
  • 2005 – Brenda Schoffstall and Aya Kataoka
  • 2004 – Pamela D. Twigg and Rumana Rashid
  • 2002 – Meredith Newby
  • 2001 – Junfeng Wang
  • 2000 – Bishow Adhikari
  • 1999 – Genfa Zhou
  • 1998 – Goran Periz
  • 1997 – Priya Subramony
  • 1996 – Randal R. Ketchem
  • 1995 – Kenneth Eilertson and Drazen Raucher

Kasha Lecturers — Graduates of MOB Program

  • 2024 – Dr. Mykhailo Kopylov, NYSBC, April 2024
  • 2023 – Dr. Hanna Hariri
  • 2022 – Dr. Myriam Cotten
  • 2021 – Dr. Eric Springman
  • 2020 – No lecture due to COVID-19
  • 2019 – Dr. Changlin Tian
  • 2018 – Dr. Bo Liang
  • 2017 – Dr. Ramona Rashid
  • 2016 – Dr. Alexei Soares
  • 2015 – Dr. Daniel Adamek
  • 2014 – Dr. Randal Ketchem
  • 2013 – Dr. Branko Stefanovic
  • 2012 – Dr. Sanguk Kim
  • 2011 – Dr. Debbie Kelly
  • 2010 – Dr. Meredith Newby
  • 2009 – Dr. Pam Twigg
  • 2008 – Dr. Alla Korepanova
  • 2006 – Dr. Bishow Adhikari
  • 2005 – Dr. Yi Zhang
  • 2004 – Dr. Drazen Raucher
  • 2002 – Dr. Tom Eads
  • 2000 – Dr. Ronald Milligan (not a graduate; spoke at 2000 event)
  • 1999 – Dr. Kenneth Eilertsen
  • 1998 – Dr. Anthony Nicholls
  • 1997 – Dr. Steven Pascal
  • 1996 – Dr. Teresa E. Strzelecka
  • 1995 – Dr. Linda Nicholson

Updated: May 2023