Biological Sciences | June 4, 2020
Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, the Morris Pollard Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, is the 2020 recipient of the Faculty Award from the University of Notre Dame. This award singles out the faculty member who, in the opinion of his/her colleagues, has contributed outstanding service to the University such as through leadership activities, mentoring faculty colleagues, or exemplary dedication to students. Professor D’Souza-Schorey’s award citation can be read in its entirety here.
D’Souza-Schorey joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1998 as the Walther Assistant Professor. Prior to joining the faculty, she earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, following which she was the Lucille P. Markey postdoctoral fellow and then Research Assistant Professor in the department of Cell Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. She rose through the academic ranks and was appointed Department Chair of Biological Sciences in 2014.
An internationally recognized and accomplished scientist, her laboratory has led fundamental studies on how tumor cells invade the surrounding microenvironment. Her research contributions have been vast, published in leading scientific journals, highly cited and well supported by federal, state as well as foundation sources. D’Souza-Schorey has received many accolades throughout her career, including career development awards from the Leukemia Research Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, the American Cancer Society, and the Walther Cancer Institute. She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her laboratory reflects true long-term, interdisciplinary collaborations toward the goal of improving health outcomes through foundational research.
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