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The Ward J. MacNeal Educational and Scientific Memorial Trust Distinguished Dissertation Award

for University of Michigan
Microbiology and Immunology Graduates

This award honors Ward J. MacNeal (A.B. 1901, Ph.D 1904, M.D. 1905, Honorary Sc.D. 1939). Dr. MacNeal was a pathologist who specialized in cancer research and was a noted authority on bacteria and phage. From 1912 until his death in 1946, Dr. MacNeal served as professor of bacteriology and director of the Bacteriology Service at New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. This award has been made possible by a gift from the estate of Charlotte Etzold MacNeal (A.B. 1932), the wife of Ward MacNeal's son, Perry S. MacNeal (A.B. 1933, M.D. 1936, Residency 1940).

This departmental award is given to a Ph.D graduate from a pool of nominees each academic year. Nominees are reviewed for:

  1. Overall scholarly credentials
  2. Degree of innovation, creativity, and insight
  3. Scope and importance of the work
  4. Effectiveness of the writing, including whether it is written in language that is reasonably understandable to readers in a variety of disciplines

History of Recipients

20011-2012, Vineela Chukkapalli
Presently a Post Doc at the University of Chicago
Graduate from the laboratory of Akira Ono

2009-2010, Erin C. Garcia
Presently a Post Doc at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduate from the laboratory of Harry Mobley

2008–2009, K.T. Elliott
Presently a Post Doc at the University of Georgia
Graduate from the laboratory of Vic DiRita

2008–2009, Johanna Abend
Presently at the National Institute of Health
Graduate from the laboratory of Michael Imperiale

2006–2007, John-Demian Sauer
Presently a Post Doc at University of California-Berkley
Graduate from the laboratory of Michele Swanson

2006–2007, Michael J. McConnell
Presently a Postdoc, Virgen del Rocio Hospital Medical School of Sevilla, Spain
Graduate from the laboratory of Michael Imperiale

2005–2006, Jessica S. Tyler
Presently a Post Doc at the University of California-Berkley
Graduate from the laboratory of David Friedman

2004–2005, Ari B. Molofsky
Presently finishing his M.D. at U of M Hospital
Graduate from the laboratory of Michele Swanson

2003–2004, Wenfeng An
Presently at Johns Hopkins University
Graduate from the laboratory of Alice Telesnitsky

2002–2003, Ping Ye
Presently at Johns Hopkins University
Graduate from the laboratory of Denise Kirschner

2000–2001, Julie K. Pfeiffer
Presently at University of Texas Southwestern
Graduate from the laboratory of Alice Telesnitsky

1999–2000, Melody Neeley
Presently at Wayne State University
Graduate from the laboratory of David Friedman