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  • Progress Award from the Photographic Society of America, 2020
  • Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 2018
  • Glenn Award, 2007. This award was given for contributions in aging research. Partial laboratory support for two years.
  • Grand Gold Medal of Comenius University, Slovak Republic, 2006. This award is the highest honor of Comenius University and was given for contributions to molecular biology.
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005
  • Named Kenan Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002
  • Herbert A. Sober Award: Associated Societies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2002. This award is given once every two years nationally for someone who has contributed to molecular biology and biochemistry in the area of technique development.
  • Ellison Senior Scholar Award, 2001-2005. Award for research on aging and telomeres. Four years of support for the laboratory.
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2001
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Award ceremony, Grand Gold Medal of Comenius University, 2006