Chi-Bin Chien Award

Chi-Bin Chien

The Chi-Bin Chien Award was established by the zebrafish research community and the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965–2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including his service as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics Course at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and as an organizer of the International Conference on Zebrafish Genetics and Development.

The Award celebrates Chi-Bin’s enthusiasm and love for the discussion of scientific ideas and the good things that grow out of interactions and open discourse among scientists, his efforts to mentor and support the development of young scientists, and the collaborative and generous spirit with which he contributed to advance research with the zebrafish. The award will be given to an outstanding graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or recently appointed faculty member from any country who has made significant contributions to the field of zebrafish research and has exhibited the generosity and openness that characterized and motivated Chi-Bin. Awardees are recognized at the International Zebrafish Conference (IZFC), usually held in June.

Chi-Bin Chien Award Recipients


2018 Winner - Lindsey Barske, PhD
University of Southern California USA

2017 Winner - Marc Wolman, PhD
University of Wisconsin USA

2016 Winner - Adam Miller, PhD
University of Oregon USA

2014 Winner - Andrea Pauli, PhD
The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology Austria

2012 Winner - David Kokel, PhD
University of California San Francisco USA