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Past Recipients of the Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award

  • 2022: Stephanie Cologna, University of Illinois Chicago
  • 2021: Martin Wuhr, Princeton University
  • 2020: Si Wu (University of Oklahoma) and Nick Young (Baylor College of Medicine) 
  • 2019: Wilhelm Haas (MassGeneral Hospital Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School)
  • 2018: Leslie Hicks (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  • 2017: Peter Nemes (George Washington University) and Christine Vogel (New York University)
  • 2016: Paola Picotti (ETH Zurich)
  • 2015: Bernd Bodenmiller (University of Zurich)
  • 2014: Judit Villen (University of Washington)
  • 2013: Rebecca Gundry (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award

This award was established to honor the memory of Bob Cotter, a founding member of US HUPO, for his many contributions to scientific research and for his legacy as a mentor to young scientists.  Each year, the award will be given to an individual early in his or her career, in recognition of significant achievements in proteomics, broadly defined. Nominations will be held for three years.

Nomination submissions are now closed!

The nominee must be a current US HUPO Member.
The awardee must be available to present at the annual conference (March 4, 2023 - March 8, 2023) in Chicago, IL to receive the award and present the lecture.

This award is 

fully funded by: 

2022 Recipient: Stephanie M. Cologna, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Stephanie M. Cologna is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona followed by doctoral studies at Texas A&M University under the mentorship of David H. Russell. Dr. Cologna carried out post-doctoral training at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. In 2015, Stephanie began her independent career at UIC. Her research program is focused on integrating mass spectrometry-based proteomics and lipidomics to understand neurodegeneration. A significant effort in her laboratory is focused on the fatal, lysosomal storage disorder, Niemann-Pick Type C.


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