The SOT Leading Edge in Basic Science Award is presented to a member or nonmember scientist who, through research, has made a significant contribution to the areas of basic science that can lead to furthering the understanding of fundamental mechanisms of toxicity. These contributions or findings should have occurred within the last five years.
The recipient of this award will be invited to deliver the Leading Edge in Basic Science Award Lecture at the 2020 SOT Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. Nominations for this award will be accepted online through October 9, 2019, via the “Leading Edge in Basic Science Award” web page on the SOT website.
Nominations for the Leading Edge in Basic Science Award should include the nominee’s abbreviated CV (10 pages maximum) and both a primary and a seconding letter of nomination from Full members of the Society that include documentation and description of the significant contributions to toxicology made by the nominee. These letters should present in layman’s terms an analysis of the nominee’s significant contributions to toxicology and how they apply to the criteria of the award. Please note: the Awards Committee will review only the two letters required to complete the nomination; no additional letters will be considered.
If you know of a deserving colleague or scientist, please take the time to honor them with a nomination for this award. Nominations may be made for scientists both inside and outside the toxicological world, as long as their research findings are likely to have a strong effect on the field of toxicology.
Past Leading Edge in Basic Science Award recipients include:
- 2010—Richard S. Paules
- 2011—Masayuki Yamamoto
- 2012—Myung-Haing Cho
- 2013—Donald E. Ingber
- 2014—Vishal S. Vaidya
- 2016—Cheryl Lyn Walker
- 2019—Sven-Eric Jordt