The UW Graduate School has awarded MCB graduate, Andrew C. Adey, its 2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled "Comprehensive, Precision Genomics." The award recognizes outstanding and exceptional research and scholarship at the doctoral level and the winner receives $1,000. Congratulations and thanks are also conveyed to Genome Sciences and to Dr. Adey's mentors, Drs. Jay Shendure, Evan Eichler, and Deborah Nickerson.
The Graduate School received 18 nominations from various doctoral programs, and the quality of the work was superb. All nominations were carefully evaluated by the Dean and Associate Deans, and a 'short list' of eight applicants was then reviewed by a sub-committee of the Graduate School Council to decide the final winner. Dean Eaton and all of those who reviewed the nominations found the opportunity to review these submissions to be a real privilege, and felt that each of the nominations received was a striking reminder of the exceptional research that is completed by our UW graduate students. Dr. Adey graduated in Winter Quarter 2014.