This communication is to remind members of the zebrafish community that nominations for the Chi-Bin Chien Award are due by April 1, 2012. Please also consider contributing to the award fund. See details below.
The Chi-Bin Chien Award
The Chi-Bin Chien Award has been established by the zebrafish research community and GSA in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965 2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including his service as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics Course at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and as an organizer of the International Conference on Zebrafish Genetics and Development. The Award will celebrate Chi-Bins enthusiasm and love for the discussion of scientific ideas and the good things that grow out of interactions and open discourse among scientists, his efforts to mentor and support the development of young scientists, and the collaborative and generous spirit with which he contributed to the advance of research with the zebrafish. The award will be given to an outstanding graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or recently appointed faculty member from any country who has made significant contributions to the field of zebrafish research and has exhibited the generosity and openness that characterized and motivated Chi-Bin. The awardee will be granted a cash award and international recognition as an invited speaker at the biennial International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics.
Nominations for the Chi-Bin Chien Award should be submitted by the candidates PhD or post-doctoral mentor by e-mail by April 1, 2012 to zebrafish from genetics-gsa.org. The application package should be a single PDF file that includes:
A one-page statement from the nominee describing his/her research and its importance to the advancement of zebrafish research.
The nominee's C.V.
Letter of recommendation from the mentor
Letter of recommendation from one additional scholar who is familiar with the research being described in the application
The selection committee for the 2012 Chi-Bin Chien award will be:
Michael Granato, David Grunwald, Cecilia Moens, Mary Mullins, David Raible
This award will be funded by donations from members of the scientific community who wish to contribute in Chi-Bin Chiens memory. Please make your tax-deductible contribution online via the Genetics Society of America or by sending a check made payable to the Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998 USA; please add Chien Award to the subject line. The GSA link to the donation page is:
David Grunwald, Professor, University of Utah Dept. of Genetics
Cecilia Moens, Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
David Raible, Professor, University of Washington Dept. of Biological Structure
Mary Mullins, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology
Michael Granato, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology
Cecilia B. Moens
Division of Basic Science
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Seattle, WA 98109-1024
office: (206) 667-5627
lab: (206) 667-5697
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