Fraser Award

In 2017, the Department of Microbiology established the "Fraser Award 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 Fifth Annual Fraser Award to Louis Taylor, PhD, July 13th, 2021.











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.