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Killian Faculty Achievement Award

Biologist Gerald Fink is the recipient of the 2018-2019 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.

“I studied yeast as a graduate student, when it was an extremely unpopular organism,” Gerald Fink recalls. “In fact, I was cautioned by my thesis advisor not to tackle it because it was an intractable system.”  Read more at MIT News .

“I studied yeast as a graduate student, when it was an extremely unpopular organism,” Gerald Fink recalls. “In fact, I was cautioned by my thesis advisor not to tackle it because it was an intractable system.” Read more at MIT News.

Gerald Fink named 2018-2019 Killian Award Winner

Gerald Fink, an MIT biologist and former director of the Whitehead Institute, has been named the recipient of the 2018-2019 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.

The purpose of the James R. Killian, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award is to recognize extraordinary professional achievement by MIT faculty members and to communicate their accomplishments to members of the Institute community. Learn more at their website.


 
Richard Schrock in classroom

2017-2018 Killian Award Winner 

Richard Schrock, a chemist renowned for his pioneering work in organometallic chemistry, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.

Learn more at MIT News.

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2016-2017 Winner

Eric Lander, a biologist widely known for his work in mapping the human genome, has been named the recipient of the 2016-2017 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.

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Tyler Jacks

2015-2016 Winner

Tyler Jacks, a pioneering cancer biologist and director of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, is this year’s recipient of MIT’s James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award. 

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Penny Chisholm

2014-2015 Killian Award Winner

Sallie “Penny” Chisholm was named as the 2014 recipient of MIT’s highest honor for full-time faculty members, the James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, in recognition of her “extraordinary professional accomplishments.”

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award history


Faculty (Current)Award Year
Fink, Gerald2018-2019
Schrock, Richard R.2017-2018
Lander, Eric2016-2017
Jacks, Tyler2015-2016
Chisholm, Sallie W.2014-2015
Zuber, Maria T.2012-2013
Rivest, Ronald L.2010-2011
Jaenisch, Rudolf2009-2010
Horvitz, H. Robert✩2006-2007
Ketterle, Wolfgang2004-2005
Graybiel, Ann M.✩2002-2003
Weinberg, Robert A.✩1999-2000
Langer, Robert S.✩1997-1998
Harbison, John H.1994-1995
Sharp, Phillip A.1993-1994

 
Faculty (Emeritus)Award Year
Lippard, Stephen J.✩2013-2014
Stubbe, JoAnne2011-2012
Bras, Rafael L.✩2008-2009
Dower, John W.2007-2008
Singer, Isadore M.2005-2006
Diamond, Peter A.✩2003-2004
Ippen, Erich P.✩2001-2002
Friedman, Jerome I.2000-2001
Kleppner, Daniel1995-1996
Eagleson, Peter S.✩1992-1993
Chomsky, Noam1991-1992
Halle, Morris1978-1979
Solow, Robert M.1977-1978
Press, Frank1975-1976

 
Faculty (Emeritus)Award Year
Lippard, Stephen J.✩2013-2014
Stubbe, JoAnne2011-2012
Bras, Rafael L.✩2008-2009
Dower, John W.2007-2008
Singer, Isadore M.2005-2006
Diamond, Peter A.✩2003-2004
Ippen, Erich P.✩2001-2002
Friedman, Jerome I.2000-2001
Kleppner, Daniel1995-1996
Eagleson, Peter S.✩1992-1993
Chomsky, Noam1991-1992
Halle, Morris1978-1979
Solow, Robert M.1977-1978
Press, Frank1975-1976

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