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Graduate Student Awards

Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg Graduate Fellowship

  • 2015/2016 Nat Clarke
  • 2014/2015 Diana La Scala-Gruenewald

Dec. 18,1922 - Nov. 11, 2006

Esther Lederberg developed as a scientist while studying at Hopkins Marine Station under the tutelage of C.V. van Niel and went on to be a trailblazer in the field of microbial genetics. This fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis to a 4th year Hopkins graduate student and provides a stipend for two quarters. Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg Memorial Website


Award for High Impact Paper


Arthur C. Giese Award

  • 2015/2016  Paul Gonzalez
  • 2014/2015  Paul Leary
  • 2013/2014  Carolyn Tepolt
  • 2011/2012  Chelsea Wood
  • 2010/2011  Daniel Madigan
  • 2009/2010  Kristy Kroeker
  • 2008/2009  Katie Mach
  • 2007/2008  Doug McCauley
  • 2006/2007  Liz Alter
  • 2005/2006  Steve Teo
  • 2004/2005  Andre Boustany
  • 2003/2004  Caren Braby
  • 2002/2003  Jason Blank & John Sack
  • 2001/2002  Matt Brock & Mike O'Donnell
  • 2000/2001  Melissa Coates & Rachael Ream
  • 1999/2000  Ben Hale & Dave Marcinek

Arthur Giese 1904-1994  

"Arthur Giese served with distinction on the Stanford faculty for over 60 years and maintained a full-time schedule of scholarly activity right up until he died on January 1, 1994 at the age of 89. He was an extraordinarily talented and devoted teacher who will be remembered in grateful appreciation by thousands of students as well as by his faculty colleagues."


Eugene & Aileen Haderlie Award

  • 2015/2016  Diana Li
  • 2014/2015  Nat Clarke
  • 2013/2014  Diana La Scala-Gruenewald
  • 2011/2012  Carolyn Tepolt
  • 2010/2011  Julia Stewart
  • 2009/2010  Chelsea Wood
  • 2008/2009  Danna Staaf
  • 2007/2008  Tanya McKitrick
  • 2006/2007  Becca Martone
  • 2005/2006  Carrie Kappel
  • 2004/2005  Becky Vega
  • 2003/2004  Mike O'Donnell
  • 2002/2003  Melissa Coates
  • 2001/2002  Caren Braby
  • 2000/2001  Elizabeth Nelson
  • 1999/2000  Nancy Eufemia

Gene Haderlie has been a part of the Monterey marine biology community for more than 60 years, serving on on the faculty at Monterey Peninsula College and later at the Naval Postgraduate School.  For many years Gene Haderlie taught summer classes at Hopkins Marine Station.  He was the driving force behind the classic book "Intertidal Invertebrates of California" published by Stanford University Press.  A long time supporter for Hopkins, Gene established this award for students doing work on the natural history of marine invertebrates.


Dr. Earl H Myers & Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust Award

  • 2016  Cade, Gonzalez, Lee
  • 2015  Barney, Clarke, Ng, Rose
  • 2014  LaScala-Gruenewald, Low, Leary
  • 2012  Bay, Finkbeiner, Guerra, Hata, Pani
  • 2011  Jensen, Tepolt
  • 2010  Jayasundara, Kerkez, Miklasz, Pungor
  • 2009  Carlisle, Ladner, Madigan, Wood
  • 2008  Lockwood, Pinsky, Stewart, Kroeker, Honey
  • 2007  McCauley, B. Martone, Haupt, Mach
  • 2006  Shulman, Logan
  • 2005  P. Martone, Alter
  • 2004  Miller, O'Donnell, Shillinger, Galindo
  • 2003  Heiman, Grens, Hunt
  • 2002  Blank, Novakovic, Teo, Vega, Weng
  • 2001  Braby, Kappel, Boustany
  • 2000  Reilly, Coates
  • 1999  Sack, Brock
  • 1998: Roberson, Marcinek, Villa, Kuo, Cameron, Freund, Callicott
  • 1997: Eufemia, Schomer, Tomanek, Cameron, Sagarin, Villa
  • 1996: Cummings, Eufemia, Fu, Marcinek, Robison, Sagarin, Schulte
  • 1995: Cummings, Schomer, Villa, Marcinek

An internationally recognized expert on foraminifera, Earl H. Myers was the first to demonstrated alternation of generations in this group of organisms using time lapse photography.  His wife, Ethel, assisted Earl with his research studies throughout the world.  Ethel desired that his work be remembered in a lasting way by establishing a trust in their names as part of her will in 1984.  The Trust awards grants for the enhancement of studies in the marine sciences, including conservation and science education.


Jane Miller Award

  • 2011/2012  Kroeker
  • 2010/2011  Miklasz, Pinsky
  • 2009/2010  Lockwood, Mach, Staaf
  • 2008/2009  Haupt, McCauley, Pespeni
  • 2007/2008  Logan, Oliver, Perle
  • 2006/2007  Shester, Cole, Shillinger
  • 2005/2006  Alter, Galindo, B. Martone, McKitrick
  • 2004/2005  Hunt, Miller, P. Martone
  • 2003/2004  Kappel, Heiman, Weng
  • 2002/2003  Novakovic, Teo, Vega
  • 2001/2002  Blank, Boustany, Sack
  • 2000/2001  Braby, O'Donnell, Reilly
  • 1999/2000  Kuo, Nelson, Ream
  • 1998/1999  Eufemia, Liu, Roberson
  • 1997/1998  Brock, Cameron, Freund
  • 1996/1997  Hale, Marcinek, Villa
  • 1995/1996  Leichter, McFarlane
  • 1994/1995  Callicott, Gaylord, Schomer
  • 1993/1994  Mead, Schulte, Wang
  • 1992/1993  Clendennen, Rosenthal, Toomey

Harold A. Miller earned his A.B. in economics from Stanford in 1926. He and his wife, Jane Stimson Miller, were long time supporters of Hopkins Marine Station.  Among the many projects they funded were the building of the Harold A. Miller Library, the creation of the Harold A. Miller Professorship, and the endowment of the Jane Miller Scholars award established in 1993 to support graduate students at the Station.


Friends of Hopkins Award

  • 2011/2012  Kevin Miklasz
  • 2010/2011  Julia Stewart
  • 2009/2010  Malin Pinsky
  • 2008/2009  Brent Lockwood
  • 2007/2008  Danna Staaf
  • 2006/2007  Patrick Martone

"The ongoing mission of the Friends is to support the program of teaching and research at Hopkins Marine Station, and in particular to provide additional discretionary funding to the Director."