Gladstone Celebrates

Gladstone Celebrates is an event held annually to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Gladstone’s community and outstanding scientific achievements.

This year, we added two new awards—the Diversity Champion Award and the Outstanding Mentoring Award—that align with our values and strategic plan.
Deepak Srivastava standing before an audience at the Gladstone Celebrates event
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Gladstone Celebrates
Each recipient is awarded a personalized plaque as a lasting reminder of their contributions to Gladstone and the larger scientific community.
Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership
Gladstone President Deepak Srivastava, MD, kicks off the event with the Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership Awards. These awards recognize exceptionally original and creative achievements that are particularly enabling and likely to advance science or medicine.
Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership
Scientist Melanie Das, PhD, from Lennart Mucke’s lab receives one of four awards given for Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership.
Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership
Warner Greene, MD, PhD, presents Ashley George, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in Nadia Roan’s lab, the award for Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership.
Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership

Graduate Student Kathleen Keough is presented with the third award by Senior Investigator Bruce Conklin, MD (left) and Director of the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology Katie Pollard, PhD (right).

Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership
Scientist Bárbara González Terán, PhD, a scientist in Deepak Srivastava's lab, is awarded a Distinguished Achievement in Scientific Leadership.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Postdoctoral Scholars
Scientist Swetansu Hota, PhD, from Benoit Bruneau’s lab, speaks to the crowd after receiving the Cardiovascular Award, one of five Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards for Postdoctoral Scholars.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Postdoctoral Scholars
Neal Bennett, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in Ken Nakamura’s lab, is presented with the Neuroscience Award.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Postdoctoral Scholars
Staff Research Scientist Eytan Herzig, PhD, from Warner Greene’s lab, receives the Virology and Immunology Award.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Postdoctoral Scholars
Scientist Chao Tai, PhD, from Lennart Mucke’s lab, speaks after receiving the Neuroscience Award.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Postdoctoral Scholars
Postdoctoral Scholar Beeke Wienert, PhD, from Bruce Conklin’s lab, receives the fifth Distinguished Achievement in Science, the Data Science and Biotechnology Award.
Robert and Linda Mahley Career Advancement Awards
President Deepak Srivastava takes the podium for the presentation of the Robert and Linda Mahley Career Advancement Award. Recipients are each given a stipend to support the advancement of their career through attending important and impactful scientific conferences. In 2019, these awards were renamed in honor of Robert and Linda Mahley, who have spent the last 40 years dedicated to the professional and career development of all our trainees.
Robert and Linda Mahley Career Advancement Awards
(Front from Left to Right) Albert Vallejo Gracia, PhD; Pawel Przytycki, PhD; Neal Bennett, PhD; Ana Silva, PhD; Austin Hsu; Andrew Chang, PhD; and Ariel Kauss gather to accept the Robert and Linda Mahley Career Advancement Award from (back from left to right) President Emeritus and Senior Investigator, Robert Mahley, MD, PhD; Linda Mahley; and Sudha Krishnamurthy, BDS, PhD.

Not pictured: Oriane Matthys, Didi Mamaligas, PhD.
Diversity Champion Award
Graduate Student Ariel Kauss from the lab of Todd McDevitt, PhD, accepts the inaugural Diversity Champion Award from Deepak Srivastava. She was honored for her leadership in the Gladstone LGBTQ community group.
Mentoring Award
Senior Director of Corporate Liaison and Ventures Kevin Mullane, PhD, accepts the first of two Mentoring Awards presented by Deepak Srivastava.
Mentoring Award
Director of the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology, Katie Pollard is the second recipient of the Mentoring Award.

The Gladstone Outstanding Mentoring Award was established to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement.

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As part of the day’s events, Gladstonians gathered together for lunch between the presentation of awards.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Graduate Students
Graduate students like Kristoffer Leon from Melanie Ott’s lab took turns presenting the work that earned them each a Distinguished Achievement in Science Award. Leon received the Virology and Immunology Award.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Graduate Students
Frances Cho (right) was honored with the Neuroscience Award by Jeanne Paz, PhD.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Graduate Students
David Joy from Todd McDevitt’s lab received the Data Science and Biotechnology Award.
Distinguished Achievement in Science Awards—Graduate Students
Ashley Libby, PhD, who works in Todd McDevitt’s and in Bruce Conklin’s lab, received the Cardiovascular Award (in absentia) with Senior Investigator Bruce Conklin presenting the honor.
Awards of Excellence
President Deepak Srivastava presents the first of six Awards of Excellence to Courtney Dickerson. Her work as project coordinator in the Office of the Chief Operation Officer earned the Administration Award.
Awards of Excellence
Research Associate Rachel Lew (left) from Jennifer Doudna’s lab and Senior Research Associate Michael McGregor (right) from Nevan Krogan’s lab receive the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology Award of Excellence from Katie Pollard (center).
Awards of Excellence
Director of Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease Lennart Mucke (left) presents Executive Assistant Randi Mott (right) with the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease Award of Excellence.
Awards of Excellence
Staff Research Scientist Reuben Thomas, PhD, (right) of the Bioinformatics Core receives the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease Award of Excellence from Benoit Bruneau (left), director of Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.
Dorman Outstanding Postdoctoral Paper Prize
Staff Research Scientist Eytan Herzig, PhD, (center) from Warner Greene’s lab accepts the Dorman Outstanding Postdoctoral Paper Prize from Gladstone President Deepak Srivastava (left) and former Trustee Al Dorman (right).
Dorman Outstanding Graduate Student Prize
Frances Cho (center) from Jeanne Paz’s lab is awarded the Dorman Outstanding Graduate Student Prize from Gladstone President Deepak Srivastava (left) and former Trustee Al Dorman (right).
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Thanks to all Gladstonians for their hard work in 2019.