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 IZFS International Zebrafish Conferences, usually held in June.

Chi-Bin Chien Award Recipients

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

2017 - Marc Wolman, PhD
University of Wisconsin, USA

2016 - Adam Miller, PhD
University of Oregon Department of Biology, USA

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

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


2019 CBC Committee

Tatjana Piotrowski - Chair, Stowers Institute, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Graham Liescke, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Anming Meng, Tsinghua University, Bejing, China
William Talbot, Stanford University, California, USA
Tanya Whitfield, University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
Karina Yaniv, Weissman Institute, Rehovot, Israel