Ronald and Lydia Baskin Award

The Ronald and Lydia Baskin Research award recognizes one graduating senior each year for excellence in research in the biological sciences. Students from all UC Davis undergraduate colleges are eligible for the Baskin Research Award.

Dr. Ronald J. Baskin, professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology, and his wife Lydia, created an endowment in July 2006 to establish this annual award. Recipients receive a beautiful unique glass laser-etched medallion and a cash award.

To date, the following students have received this award in recognition of their research excellence:

2017

Iris Mollhoff
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2016

Roy Qu
Genetics and Genomics, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2015

James Lucas
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2014

Spencer Wong
Genetics, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2013

Amanda Steele
UC Davis College of Engineering

2012

Becky Xu Hua Fu
Genetics, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2011

Amy Tam
UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2010

Wenhui Zhou
Biochemistry & molecular biology, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2009

Alexander Muir Sutherland
Chemistry, UC Davis College of Letters & Science

2008

Amanda Kohler
Biochemistry & molecular biology, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

2007

Edgar Ivan Sanchez
Biomedical engineering, UC Davis College of Engineering

Mr. Sanchez was the inaugural recipient of the Baskin Research Award in 2007.