Max Häggblom, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, is the winner of the 2014 SIMB Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award, funded by the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology. Häggblom, who was nominated for this prestigious award by his former undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, received the award at the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology’s (SIMB) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, July 20-24.
“Prof. Häggblom’s nomination was truly a team effort,” said Preshita Gadkari, a Ph.D. student in the Microbial Biology program at Rutgers, who spearheaded Häggblom’s nomination for the SIMB award. “Former and current post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students worked together to share their experiences in the Häggblom lab or in classes he taught, and wrote multiple letters of support.”
The students and post-docs were guided in their nomination efforts by Prof. Douglas Eveleigh, who retired this year as the Fenton Chair in Applied Microbiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology. Eveleigh was the first recipient of the SIMB Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award, which was instituted in 1989. [Read more...]