ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education

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Professor Neil Garg has won the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education.

Garg’s ASBMB award video can be viewed here and his paper, titled “How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA’s Most Popular Classes”, which was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry as part of his award, can be found here. Read more about Garg’s award on the ASBMB website.  

The award is given annually to a scientist who encourages effective teaching and learning of biochemistry and molecular biology through his or her own teaching, leadership in education, writing, educational research, mentoring or public enlightenment.

Earlier this year, Garg received one of the nation’s most prestigious teaching awards, the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. He was also recently named a finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists. In 2015, he was named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching California Professor of the Year.

Garg will give a talk about his teaching methods and educational initiatives at the ASBMB’s annual meeting in 2019, which will be held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference April 6–9 in Orlando. He will also receive a $3,000 prize.

To learn more about Garg’s educational initiatives, visit his website.

Click here to donate to Professor Garg’s Education Innovation Fund, which enables our faculty and students to launch transformative educational initiatives to benefit UCLA students.