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Previous Gill Center Awardees

Woolf 2017 Gill Distinguished Scientist Award
Clifford J. Woolf, M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D.
Director, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

2017 Gill Transformative Investigator Award
Diana Bautista, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley
HHMI Faculty Scholar


2016 Gill Distinguished Scientist Award
Ben A. Barres, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine


2016 Gill Transformative Investigator Award
Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
FM Kirby Neurobiology Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Broad Institute

2015 Gill Distinguished Scientist Award
George F. Koob, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health


2015 Gill Transformative Investigator Award
Garret D. Stuber, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry & Cell Biology Neuroscience Center,
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


2014 Gill Distinguished Scientist Award
Matthias H. Tschöp, M.D.
Alexander-von-Humboldt Professor,
Research Director, Helmholtz Diabetes Center,
Chair, Division of Metabolic Diseases,
Department of Medicine, Technische Universität München,
Adjunct Professor, Yale University, USA


2014 Gill Transformative Investigator Award
Scott Sternson, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Group Leader, Janelia Farm Research Campus

Bruce McNaughton

2013 Gill Award
Bruce L. McNaughton, Ph.D.
AIHS Polaris Research Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience
The University of Lethbridge

Loren Frank

2013 Young Investigator Award
Loren M. Frank., Ph.D.
Loren M. Frank
Associate Professor
UCSF Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Dept. of Physiology University of California, San Francisco


2012 Gill Award
Hugo Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, March of Dimes Professor and Director
of the Program in Developmental Biology,
Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine


2012 Young Investigator Award
Guoping Feng, Ph.D.
Poitras Professor of Neuroscience
McGovern Institute for Brain Research,
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences


2011 Gill Award
Marc G. Caron, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor, Departments of Biology & Neurobiology
Research Professor, Department of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center


2011 Young Investigator Award
Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
HHMI Investigator,
Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior
The Rockefeller University


2010 Gill Award
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University


2010 Young Investigator Award
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of BioEngineering and Psychiatry
Stanford University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Johnston 2009 Gill Award
Daniel Johnston, Ph.D.
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research,
Director, Center for Learning and Memory and Institute for Neuroscience,
University of Texas at Austin
Hsieh-Wilson 2009 Young Investigator Award
Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
California Institute of Technology
Sapolsky 2008 Gill Award
Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.
John and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor of Biological Sciences
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University
Svoboda 2008 Young Investigator Award
Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Janelia Farm Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Tsien 2007 Gill Award
Richard W. Tsien, Ph.D.
George D. Smith Professor,
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Cravatt 2007 Young Investigator Award
Benjamin F. Cravatt, Ph.D.
Departments of Cell Biology and Chemistry,
Helen L. Dorris Child and Adolescent Neuro-Psychiatric Disorder Institute,
The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute


2006 Gill Award
Carla J. Shatz, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology (School of Humanities and Sciences),
Professor, Neurobiology,
Member, Bio-X
Stanford University


2004 Gill Award
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Neuroscience,
Director, Friedman Brain Institute,
Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics,
Professor of Psychiatry
The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Sweedler 2000 Gill Award
Jonathan V. Sweedler

Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois