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See photos and video of Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award recipients by year.

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2020 Recipients

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The 2020 edition of the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards was held virtually and recipients were recognized by video. 

Recipients of the 2020 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Jeannie Chin, Ph.D., Christine Eng, M.D., Grzegorz Ira, Ph.D., Dennis Villareal, M.D., and Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.

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2019 Recipients

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Dr. Robert Britton, Dr. Marco Sardiello, Dr. Adam Kuspa, Dr. Christie Ballantyne, Dr. Carl Allen and Dr. Aleksandar Milosavljevic.
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Recipients of the 2019 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Carl Allen, M.D., Ph.D., Christie M. Ballantyne, M.D., Robert A. Britton, Ph.D., Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D., and Marco Sardiello, Ph.D.

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2018 Recipients

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2018 DeBakey Research Awards
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Recipients of the 2018 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Karl-Dimiter Bissig, M.D., Ph.D.; Atul Chopra, M.D., Erez Lieberman, Ph.D., Meng Wang, Ph.D., and Xiang (Shawn) Zhang, Ph.D.

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2017 Recipients

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(left to right) Drs. Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Bert W. O'Malley, Mary K. Estes, George R. Noon, Paul Klotman, Jordan S. Orange and Joseph S. Coselli.
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Recipients of the 2017 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Ph.D., Joseph S. Coselli, M.D., Mary K. Estes, Ph.D., Bert W. O'Malley, M.D., and Jordan S. Orange, M.D., Ph.D.

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2016 Recipients

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2016 Award Recipients
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Recipients of the 2016 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D., Hashem El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H., Wei Li, Ph.D., James Martin, M.D., Ph.D., and Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.

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2015 Recipients

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Left to right: Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. Xi Lin, Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, Dr. Ben Deneen, Dr. Farrah Kheradmand and Dr. George Noon (Not pictured: Dr. Oliver Lichtarge)
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Recipients of the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: College President Paul Klotman, M.D., posed with recipients Dr. Xi Lin, Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, Dr. Ben Deneen, Dr. Farrah Kheradmand and Dr. George Noon (Not pictured: Dr. Oliver Lichtarge)

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2014 Recipients

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Recipients of the 2014 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2014 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.; Steve San-Pin Wu, Ph.D. representing Ming-Jer Tsai Ph.D. and Sophia Tsai, Ph.D., who received a joint award but could not be present at the ceremony; David Corry, M.D.; Scott LeMaire, M.D.; Thomas Cooper, M.D.; Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D.; George Noon, M.D.; and Bobby Alford, M.D.

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2013 Recipients

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Winners of the 2013 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Rsearch Awards.
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Recipients of the 2013 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: College President Paul Klotman, M.D., posed with recipients George Noon, M.D., Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Ph.D., Jeffrey Noebels, M.D., Ph.D., Thomas "Trey" Westbrook, Ph.D., Matthew Rasband, Ph.D., and Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.

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2012 Recipients

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The Excellence in Research Award Presentation wasn't held in 2012.

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2011 Recipients

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The Excellence in Research Award Presentation wasn't held in 2011.

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2010 Recipients

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Recipients of the 2010 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2010 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: College President Paul Klotman, M.D., far right, joined by former student, resident and surgeon colleague of Dr. DeBakey's, George Noon, M.D., far left, pose with recipients of the 2010 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards pictured from left: Gad Shaulsky Ph.D., Margaret Goodell Ph.D., Jue D. Wang Ph.D., Helen Heslop, M.D. representing Malcolm Brenner M.D. Ph.D., Adam Kuspa Ph.D.

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2009 Recipients

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Winners of the 2009 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2009 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: William T. Butler M.D., interim president and CEO of the College; Susan L. Hamilton Ph.D., JoAnne Richards Ph.D., Vijay Yechoor Ph.D., Lawrence Chan M.D., Gregorz Ira, Ph.D., Christophe Herman Ph.D.

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2008 Recipients

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Recipients of the 2008 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: William T. Butler, M.D., poses with the recipients, Scott Pletcher, Ph.D., Thomas P. Zwaka, M.D., Ph.D., Jianpeng Ma, Ph.D., N. Tony Eissa, M.D., and Susan Hamilton, Ph.D.

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2007 Recipients

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Winners of the 2007 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2007 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with the recipients Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D., David M. Spencer, Ph.D., Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Adam Antebi, Ph.D., and Zhou Songyang, Ph.D.

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2006 Recipients

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Winners of the 2006 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2006 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients Rongfu Wang, Ph.D., Francesco J. DeMayo, Ph.D., Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Xin-Hua Feng, Ph.D., and Daniel Medina, Ph.D.

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2005 Recipients

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Winners of the 2005 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2005 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with the recipients P. Read Montague, Ph.D., Helen Heslop, M.D., Josef Prchal, M.D., Adam Kuspa, Ph.D., Cliona Rooney, Ph.D., and Gad Shaulsky, Ph.D.

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2004 Recipients

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Winners of the 2004 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2004 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with the recipients Monica J. Justice, Ph.D., Jeffrey M. Rosen, Ph.D., Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D., and Nikolai A. Timchenko, Ph.D.

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2003 Recipients

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Winners of the 2003 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2003 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with the recipients Jeffrey A. Towbin, M.D., Michael D. Schneider, M.D., Lawrence Chan, M.D., and Kwang-Wook Choi, Ph.D.

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2002 Recipients

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Winners of the 2002 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2002 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients Ming-Jer Tsai, Ph.D., Sophia Y. Tsai, Ph.D., David D. Moore, Ph.D., Lawrence A. Donehower, Ph.D., Nelda P. Wray, M.D., M.P.H., J. Bruce Moseley, M.D., and Baruch A. Brody, Ph.D.

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2001 Recipients

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Winners of the 2001 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2001 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award:  Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients Joseph S. Coselli, M.D., Susan M. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Salih J. Wakil, Ph.D, Lutfi Abu-Elheiga, Ph.D., and Dennis R. Roop, Ph.D. 

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2000 Recipients

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Winners of the 2000 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 2000 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients Jeffrey Wade Harper, Ph.D., Stephen J. Elledge, Ph.D., Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D., Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D., and William E. Brownell, Ph.D.

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1999 Recipients

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Recipients of the 1999 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 1999 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D., Thomas A. Cooper, M.D, Daniel M. Musher, M.D., Lubov T. Timchenko, Ph.D., and Rabih O. Darouiche, M.D.

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1998 Recipients

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Winners of the 1998 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 1998 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients Hazim J. Safi, M.B., Ch.B., Andrew P. Rice, Ph.D., Christine H. Herrmann, Ph.D., John A. Dani, Ph.D., and Ronald L. Davis, Ph.D.

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1997 Recipients

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Winners of the 1997 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 1997 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients P. Read Montague, Ph.D., Victoria J. Lundblad, Ph.D., Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Daniel Johnston, Ph.D., Richard A. Lewis, M.D., M.S. and James R. Lupski, M.D., Ph.D.

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1995 Recipients

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Winners of the 1995 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 1995 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients Hugo J. Bellen, Ph.D., D.V.M., Mary K. Estes, Ph.D., Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., and Douglas L. Mann, M.D.

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1994 Recipients

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Winners of the 1994 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
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Recipients of the 1994 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey poses with recipients Allan Bradley, Ph.D., Jeffrey Wade Harper, Ph.D., David Y. Graham, M.D., Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., Stephen J. Elledge, Ph.D., and James R. Smith, Ph.D.

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DeBakey Award Nominations

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Baylor College of Medicine faculty members are invited to nominate colleagues for Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards. Learn more.