Biochemistry Undergraduate Awards

Rex Montgomery Biochemistry Scholarship

The Rex Montgomery Biochemistry Scholarship was established in 2014 and is sponsored by Dr. Rex Montgomery. This scholarship is awarded to one or more sophomore or junior Biochemistry majors. Awards are made based on academic qualifications, which include research activities. The purpose of this scholarship is to ease the recipient's financial load at the University of Iowa during his/her undergraduate education and research training. A call for applications will be posted early in the Spring semester. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Biochemistry faculty. The names of the recipients will be announced in early May and receive a cash award.

Eligibility criteria: This scholarship is open to all sophomore and junior Biochemistry majors. Awards are made based on academic qualifications, which includes research activities.

 2018 Applications must be submitted as a single pdf file by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 9, 2018. 

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Year    Awardee Name Mentor
2018 Jesse Cochran Dale Abel
2018 Abinav Jyotis Krystal Parker
2018 Ariel Kopel Sheila Baker
2018 Brianna Lupo Catherine Musselman
2018 Johnathan Melvin  
2017 Laura Fischer Marc Wold
2017 Titus Hou Ernesto Fuentes
2017 Sophia Vogeler Charles Brenner
2017 Peter Addo Ronald Weigel
2016 Emily Britt      Brandon Davies
2016 Laura Fischer Marc Wold
2016 Angela Zhang Jacob Michaelson
2015 Maria Nunez Hernandez Madeline Shea
2015 Mohammed Ismail Maria Spies
2015 Nicholas McCarty Dale Abel
2014    Grant Young      Lori Wallrath

The Wittmann and Khorana Scholars

The Professor H.G. Wittmann Scholar and The Professor H.G. Khorana Scholar Awards were established 2013 and are sponsored by Dr. Alap Subramanian. The awards are give to a male and a female undergraduate obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry with the highest achievement in Biochemistry courses. Awards will be announced at the Lata Honors Symposium held each Spring. Recipients will receive a certificate and have their names listed on plaque outside the Department of Biochemistry office. 

Professor H.G. Khorana Scholar Award
Year    Awardee Name Mentor
2018 Laura Fischer Marc Wold
2017 Emily Britt Brandon Davies
2016 Hannah K. Miller Todd Washington
2015 Sarah L. Mayer Daniel Weeks
2014    Lisa Golden Ernie Fuentes
2013 Allyson Mayer Charles Brenner
Professor H.G. Wittmann Scholar Award
Year Awardee Name Mentor
2018 Steven Huang Ernesto Fuentes
2017 Nicholas Mullen David Price
2016 Alexander J. Wolff Daniel Weeks
2015 Alexander J. Hjelmaas Brandon Davies
2014 Kyle Klingbeil Charles Brenner
2013 Stephen Siemonsma Adrian Elcock

Montgomery Biochemistry Scholar’s Prize

The Montgomery Biochemistry Scholar’s Prize was established in 2014. This prize is awarded to a meritorious graduating senior in the Department of Biochemistry. The award is based on the student's research accomplishments and their presentation at the Lata Honors Symposium. The winner will be announced near the time of graduation and the recipient will receive a certificate and cash award.

Year    Awardee Name Mentor
2017 Nicholas McCarty Dale Abel
2016 Mohammed Ismail Maria Spies
2015 Liam Hovey Madeline Shea
2014    Dagan Marx   Madeline Shea