Paul Marks Scholars Program

The Paul Marks Scholars Program supports the recruitment of outstanding early career scientists with a primary tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in one of the the basic science departments at P&S who have distinguished themselves as exceptionally promising in their field. This award is named in honor of Dr. Paul A. Marks, an internationally renowned physician-scientist, and an exceptional academic leader. Dr. Marks, who developed the Department of Human Genetics at P&S and served as its first chair, was also the Dean of the Faculties of Medicine and Vice President for Health Sciences. The program funds up to three scientists at $100,000 per year for a period of three years ($300,000 total per selected Scholar).

Eligibility

The nominated faculty member must be in the process of being recruited or within the first 3 years of their initial appointment as a primary tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in one of the the basic science departments.

How to Apply

Deadline for 2021 Scholars: January/February 2021

Scholars can only be nominated by their department, center, or institute head. An email request will be sent to department chairs requesting a letter of nomination and the nominee's CV. All letters of nomination must highlight the value that this person brings or will bring to the University, the nature of the recruitment process,  and should elaborate why they are deemed to be exceptionally promising in their field.

Previous Awardees

2018

  • Manu Ben Johny, PhD
  • Ion In Christine Chio, PhD
  • Vincenzo Alessandro Gennarino, PhD

2015

  • Meenakshi Rao, MD, PhD
  • Simone Sanna-Cherchi, MD

2012

  • Ziad Ali, MD, D. Phil
  • Fabio Iwamoto, MD
  • Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD

2009

  • Jonathan Lu, MD
  • Benjamin Ohlstein, MD, PhD
  • Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD