Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Patrick S. Moore, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and Dr. Yuan Chang from the Department of Pathology, were recently awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award in the Senior Scholar category, which recognizes “an outstanding and continuing record of research and scholarly activity.”

The Chancellor, for their discoveries of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and the Merkel cell polyomavirus (two of the seven known human tumor viruses), recognized Drs. Moore and Chang for their collaborative efforts.

In a letter from Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, he congratulated the pair stating that the team “has spawned two entirely new fields of research, which has led to new paradigms and insights into the vital origins of cancer.” He continued on to say that their discovery “has raised the international profile and reputation of the University as a center for virology and tumor virology research.”

See who else was honored by Chancellor Nordenberg by reading the full University Times article.