Dean Chris M. Ireland Receives 2014 Paul J. Scheuer Award
Dean Chris M. Ireland Receives the 2014 Paul J. Scheuer Award, the most prestigious award in the field of Marine Natural Products Research. The criteria to receive the award is as follows:
- conducted research with major impact on the field of marine natural products or the associated fields including, but not limited to, marine chemical ecology, marine toxicology, marine biosynthesis, synthesis or pharmacology of marine metabolites
- contributed to the overall advancement and promotion of the field
- contributed to the education and inspiration of young investigators in the allied fields represented by marine natural products research
An excerpt from a nomination letter for Dr. Ireland: "The Paul J. Scheuer Award honors more than the publication record of a prolific scientist, and recognizes the broader impact that a scientist can have as mentor, educator, and one who stands tall as a strong figure who shapes our community. Like Paul Scheuer, who was most influential in his career during their time together at the university of Hawaii, Chris has fully embraced and lives the Hawaiian principle of ‘ohana’: a sense of community and mutual respect where no one gets left behind or forgotten, and, in our case, a family bonded by a common passion of Marine Natural Product Science".