2005 TAF Science and Engineering Achievement Award

 

Dr. Wen-Hsiung Li

 

Birth Date and Place: 22 September 1942; Ping-Tung, Taiwan

Nationality: U.S. Citizen   Family Status: Married, three children

 

EDUCATION:

Institution Degree   Field  Year

Chung-Yuang College of Science and Engineering, Taiwan

B. E. Civil Engineering  1965
National Central University, Taiwan M. S. Geophysics 1968
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA Ph.D.  Applied Math/Genetics 1972

 

PRESENT APPOINTMENT:

James D. Watson Professor 2004-, Dept of Ecology & Evolution, the University of Chicago

 

POSITIONS HELD IN THE PAST:

George Beadle Professor 1999-2004, Dept of Ecology & Evolution, the University of Chicago

 

Professor, with tenure, 1984-1998

Betty Wheless Trotter Professor in Medical Sciences, 1996-1998

Human Genetics Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

 

Associate Professor of Population Genetics, with tenure, 1978-1984

Assistant Professor of Population Genetics, 1973-1978

Center for Demographic and Population Genetics, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

Project Associate, Medical Genetics, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972-1973

 

AWARDS and HONORS:

Balzan Prize 2003 for Genetics and Evolution

Member, National Academy of Sciences 2003-

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1999-

Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan 1998-

President, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2000

Horace Mann Medal 2004

George Beadle Professor, University of Chicago 1999-

Betty Wheless Trotter Professor in Medical Sciences, UT Houston, 1996-1998

Associate, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Program in Evolutionary Biology, 1992 - 1997

Fellowship, National Long Term Development of Sciences, Taiwan, 1966, 1967

Brown University Fellowship for Graduate Students, 1968 - 1969

Dean's Excellent Teaching Award, University of Texas-Houston, 1989, 1994,1995, and 1996