Department of Biochemistry Awards

The Department of Biochemistry is honored to be able to recognize outstanding leadership and contributions to Biochemistry. These awards recognize excellence in teaching, research and more. The awards are made possible by the generosity of the awards sponsors and our donors.

Denton Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring  | Sigrid Leirmo Memorial Award in Biochemistry
Paul Boyer Award for Postdoctoral Excellence in Biochemistry


Denton Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring 

This award honors Biochemistry graduate students who consistently provide quality guidance and scientific training in mentoring undergraduate students in their research efforts and show evidence of quality, commitment, and innovation in teaching. This award is made possible by the generosity of Arnold E. and Catherine M. Denton.


Sigrid Leirmo Memorial Award in Biochemistry

This award recognizes graduate or postdoctoral students who exemplify the spirit of Sigrid Leirmo. Sigrid received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry in 1989. She was widely acknowledged among her fellow students and colleagues as a promising researcher and enthusiastic friend and mentor.


Paul Boyer Award for Postdoctoral Excellence in Biochemistry

This award recognizes a postdoctoral researcher for his or her excellence in research, and highlights postdoctoral scientists with promise. The award is made possible by Paul D. Boyer, who earned a master’s in 1941 and Ph.D. in 1943.