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Biochemistry program chair wins award for outstanding mentorship

July 05, 2012

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Greg Hermann, biochemistry program chair and assistant professor of biology, received an award for his exceptional mentorship in biology. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) recently awarded him the 2012 Outstanding Mentor Award in Biology. The award acknowledges faculty who exhibit exceptional mentorship to students and act as a role models for those doing undergraduate research.

CUR aims to support and promote high-quality undergraduate research and celebrate student-faculty collaboration and scholarship. “My goal as a teacher is to help my students become confident, creative, and critical thinkers,” says Hermann on his faculty page.

Hermann’s research centers around cell biology and investigating the structure and function of different organelles. His research on the subject earned the college a National Science Foundation award in 2011 in support of his efforts. In 2010, he coauthored an article with his undergraduate research team that was published in the FEBS Journal.

Read more details about Hermann’s recent research project.

 

Zibby Pillote ’14 contributed to this story.