Awards & Recognitions


Renown for advancing research in the field of molecular microbiology and immunology

The work of our faculty has appeared in top scientific journals, textbooks, popular press, and even on the TV and movie screens (we are in Los Angeles, after all). Faculty members have won various awards and distinctions, including:

Notable Achievements

  • NCI Outstanding Investigator Award, 2016
  • Audrey E. Streedain Regenerative Medicine Initiative Award, 2016
  • Tim Gill Distinguished Lectureship, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2015
  • BeHeard Prize, Rare Genomics Institute, 2015
  • President-elect, USC Academic Senate, 2015
  • Outstanding RSP (Required Student Project) Mentor Award – voted by KSOM students, 2015
  • Careers in Immunology Award, American Association of Immunologists, 2014
  • Member of the Carcinogen Identification Committee — reappointed by California Governor Jerry Brown, 2014
  • USC Mellon Mentoring Award Graduate, 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2013
  • Elected Secretary/Treasurer,International Papillomavirus Society, 2013
  • Ho-Am Prize in Medicine, 2012