Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Award

This award recognizes an active, regular member of SSR for outstanding research completed and published within 12 years after receiving the Ph.D. or other equivalent professional degree.Nominees will be evaluated on the originality, significance, and impact of their research in reproductive sciences or allied fields, and the degree to which their research was independent of that of a mentor. Letters of recommendation from two senior colleagues and/or scientific collaborators should accompany the nomination. See Procedure, above, for guidelines regarding length of the nomination and supporting letters. Letters of nomination should specifically address each of the criteria for this award, as described below. The recipient of this award will have the honor of presenting his/her research during the annual meeting of the SSR in 2019.

Support

Sustaining support provided by the Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund.

View previous SSR New Investigator Award recipients HERE

Criteria for the SSR New Investigator Award are as follows:

  1. Originality, independence, and conceptual breakthroughs.
  2. Contribution and significance to the field of reproductive sciences.
  3. Contribution and significance to allied fields of investigation.
  4. Development of important new methodology, technology, and/or clinical procedures with clear applications in basic research, animal or human clinical practice, or assisted reproductive technologies.

Submit a Nomination

To submit a nomination for the SSR Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Award, please see the instructions on the 2018 Awards Nominations page.

Award Recipients

2018: Karen Schindler
2017: Christopher Geyer, Ph.D
2016: Sarah Kimmins, Ph.D.
2015: Satoshi Namekawa, Ph.D.
2014: Kanako Hayashi, Ph.D.
2013: Stephanie A. Pangas, Ph.D.
2012: Jon M. Oatley, Ph.D.
2011: Derek Boerboom, D.M.V., Ph.D.
2010: Ryan Cabot, Ph.D.
2009: Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D.
2008: Humphrey H.-C. Yao, Ph.D.
2007: Derek J. McLean, Ph.D.
2006: Andrea S. Cupp, Ph.D.
2005: Robert Viger, Ph.D.
2004: Thomas E. Spencer, Ph.D.

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