The College of Science is proud to announce that science faculty were among this year’s recipients of OSU’s most prestigious annual awards for scholarship, teamwork, mentoring and service. A total of eight faculty were recognized for their distinguished accomplishments at OSU's 2018 University Day on Tuesday, September 11, including chemist Xiulei (David) Ji who nabbed two awards.
“I am extremely proud to see the outstanding accomplishments of our faculty recognized at the university level,” said Roy Haggerty, dean of the College of Science. “I commend them for their scholarship, teaching and mentoring and the collaborative spirit to connect their efforts to a broader community.”
Congratulations to these faculty for their perseverance, dedication and exemplary achievements.
A distinguished career
With dual appointments in the Colleges of Science and Veterinary Medicine, Professor of Microbiology Michael Kent received the OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award for his superior academic performance, professional renown and service to the University and to the public. Award criteria include exceptional scholarly achievements and publications, strong teaching in terms of reputation and quality, active participation in University affairs and visibility and recognition in Oregon, the nation and the world.
Kent’s research is focused on two major research areas: diseases of zebrafish in research facilities and the impacts of pathogens on wild salmonid fishes. Specifically, he studies chronic infectious diseases. Kent’s work has been supported continuously by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) since he arrived at OSU in 1999. He is also a co-PI at the Zebrafish International Resource Center, where he assists with health studies and their diagnostic service.