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MCDB Senior Awards

The 2013 Graduating Seniors and Student Awards

The Robert L. Sinsheimer Award in Molecular Biology

This award was initiated in 1997 through the generosity of Professor Robert Sinsheimer, a distinguished Biochemist and Molecular Biologist and former University of California Chancellor, to recognize the graduating seniors in the department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with the highest academic performances in the core courses of the specialized Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology majors.

  • Jeffrey A. Doelling

The Jean Devlin Memorial Award in Pharmacology

Awarded to the graduating senior in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology with the highest overall academic performance in the core courses of the Pharmacology Major. This award was initiated in memory of Jean Devlin, a Pharmacologist who was instrumental in the development of the Pharmacology Major at UCSB, the first such major in the nation.

  • Kendrick Yim

MCDB Distinction in the Major

For outstanding undergraduate research. Individual departments and programs in the College of Letters and Science grant this academic award to students of departmental honors programs who complete a senior honors project or thesis with distinction.

  • Mustafa Bahramand
  • Max Alexander Brookman
  • Aaron Thomas Chin
  • Madison Elizabeth Cornwell
  • Cole Phillips Denkensohn
  • Jeffrey A. Doelling
  • Jason Michael Elperin
  • Madeline Marie Evancie
  • Patrick Raycraft Fann
  • Kelsea Renee Farrell
  • Leah Priscilla Foltz
  • Alexis Victoria Gibson
  • Allison Marie Heller
  • Nicolas Matteo Kahl
  • Jennifer Ann Knappe
  • Stephanie Maureen Khairallah
  • Matthew Eren Lanson
  • Albert Lien Lee
  • Andrew James Gallagher Lihani
  • Stefan Eric Lowenstein
  • Clayton DeNardo McSpadden
  • Ramsey Kellogg Najm
  • Rachel Anne Nelson
  • James D. Nhan
  • Brittney Quyen Pham
  • Kevin Michael Reifman
  • Stephen M. Riffle
  • Diane K. Rusu
  • Katherine Kiyoko Sander
  • Erin Nicole Sanders
  • Michael Lawrence Spelman
  • Iris T. To
  • Lydia Cam Truong
  • Andrew Albert Verdegaal
  • Eric Michael Wagenaar
  • David Warner Wallace
  • Mahiru Sarah Watanabe
  • Abraham Selby Weintraub
  • Kendrick Yim

Cancer Federation Scholarship Award

The Cancer Federation Award is given to graduating seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in immunology, microbiology and/or oncology.

  • William Edwin Bailey III
  • Alexandra Ellen Barber
  • Katharina R. Clore-Gronenborn
  • Rahul A. Gunaskera
  • Emily Nicole Lum
  • Sultan Majid
  • Jason Alexander Marks
  • Jason Scott Melendrez
  • Helena Karin Montin

Crowe Summer Research Fellowship

  • Patrick Raycraft Fann
  • Erin Nicole Sanders

Perlegos Summer Research Fellowship

  • Nicolas M. Kahl
  • Stefan Eric Lowenstein
Undergraduate Program in Biology - University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106