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SCBA Presidential Award

The SCBA Presidential Award is for a senior scientist whose cutting-edge scientific contribution in biosciences is globally recognized. His/her publications are frequently cited by peers, and he/she is regarded as a leader of his/her research field of excellence.

2019
Zhijian (James) Chen

University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Chen receives the 2019 SCBA Presidential Award for the discovery of cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) as a cytosolic DNA sensor and a new cyclic di-nucleotide signaling pathway that mediates innate immune responses in animal cells.

2017
Keji Zhao

National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute
National Institutes of Health

2017
Lieping Chen

Yale University

2015
Wei Yang

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Yang receives the 2015 SCBA Presidential Award for her exceptional and groundbreaking achievements and leadership in structural biology, especially on mechanisms in DNA recombination and genome mutations.

2013
Xiaodong Wang

The National Institute of Biological Sciences

2011
Mien-Chie Hung

University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

SCBA Lifetime Achievement Award

The SCBA Lifetime Achievement Award is for an outstanding senior scientist, who is a recognized world leader with exceptional achievements in his/her field and has made significant contributions in a lifelong career. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented at irregular intervals, depending on availability of qualified candidates.

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2019

James C. Wang 

Harvard University

Dr. Wang receives the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for his discoveries in DNA topoisomerases and solving the long-standing topological problem in DNA replication and transcription. Dr. Wang has set a rare example of taking a fundamental discovery from its inception to a deep understanding of biological mechanism. His work laid foundation for developing inhibitors of topoisomerases broadly used as antibiotics and in cancer treatment. 

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2013

Sophia and Ming-Jer Tsai

Baylor College of Medicine

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2017

Hien-Chie Hung

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 

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2015

Horace H. Loh

University of Minnesota Medical School  

Dr. Loh receives the 2015 Lifetime Achievment Award for his distinguished career, pioneering achievements and leadership in biochemical neuropharmacology, especially on the neurochemical mechanisms of opioid addiction.

SCBA Kenneth Fong Young Investigator Award


The SCBA Kenneth Fong Young Investigator Award is for a young scientist, who is recognized as a rising star in bioscience. The candidate’s level should be at early or intermediate stages of scientific career development in academia or biotechnology industry. The candidate’s age must be 45 or younger in the year that the international symposium is held.

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2019

Meng (Carla) Wang 

Dr. Wang receives the 2019 Kenneth Fong Young Investigator Award for her seminal work on molecular mechanisms that govern somatic aging, reproductive senescence, and lipid metabolism. Her research harnesses the power of functional genomics, metabolomics, chemical engineering and optical biophysics. She has discovered the lysosome-to-nucleus retrograde lipid messenger pathway and bacteria-derived metabolites in mediating host metabolism and longevity. 

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2019

Xin Chen 

Johns Hopkins University 

Dr. Chen receives the 2019 Kenneth Fong Young Investigator Award for her seminal work on the epigenetic regulation in adult stem cell lineages. Her studies have led to the discovery that epigenetic information is asymmetrically inherited in stem cells. Dr. Chen’s recent studies illuminate that both DNA replication and mitotic cell division contribute to establishing and partitioning such an epigenetic asymmetry. 

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2017

Feng Shao 

The National Institute of Biological Sciences 

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2015 

Nieng Yan 

Tsinghua University  

Dr. Yan receives the 2015 Kenneth Fong Young Investigator Award for her exceptional and groundbreaking achievements in the field of structural biology and membrane protein biochemistry, especially on the structural and mechanistic understanding of the major facilitator superfamily of transporters.  

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2015

Hongjun Song 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  

Dr. Song receives the 2015 Kenneth Fong Young Investigator Award for his exceptional and groundbreaking achievements in the neuroscience and stem biology fields, especialy elucidating the mechanisms and functions of neutral stem cells and neurogenesis in mammalian brain.

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2013

Hui-Kuan Lin 

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 

 

Targeting ubiquitin pathways for cancer therapy 


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2011 

Yingzhi Yang 

National Human Genome Research Institute 

National Institutes of Health 


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