Fraser Prize

In 2017, the Department of Microbiology established the "Fraser Prize in Microbiology" to honor our friend and colleague Dr. Nigel Fraser. Dr. Fraser was a member of the Microbiology department from 1982 until his retirement in 2015, and he ran our Virology course for many years. He is not only an excellent scientist, but also a dedicated mentor, teacher and University citizen. Dr. Fraser has sponsored an annual award available to honor a graduate student demonstrating excellence in research achievement and citizenship.


The department awards the Fourth Annual Fraser Award to Son Nguyen, PhD, June 12th, 2020. Top: Son Nguyen. Left to right: Rick Bushman, Mike Betts, Nigel Fraser, Jim Hoxie.


The department awards the Third Annual Fraser Award to Arwa Abbas, PhD, May 15, 2019. From left to right: Ron Collman, Arwa Abbas, Nigel Fraser, Rick Bushman.


The department awards the Second Annual Fraser Award to Jeffrey Carey, PhD, May 17, 2018. From left to right: Rick Bushman, Mark Goulian, Nigel Fraser, Jeffrey Carey.


The department awards the First Annual Fraser Award to MJ Drake, PhD, May 15, 2017. From left to right: Nigel Fraser, MJ Drake, Frederic Bushman, Paul Bates.