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Stuart Selected Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Recent Graduate Award Winner


March 2006

Joshua Stuart (BS 1996) has been selected a 2006 Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Recent Graduate Award winner. This award recognizes University of Colorado Boulder alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their field within ten years of leaving CU. The award recognizes outstanding career achievement as well as significant contributions to the community and/or the University. The award will be presented at the 76th Annual Awards Ceremony to be held on May 10, 2006.

Joshua Stuart photo

Some excerpts from Professor Elizabeth Bradley's nomination letter:

Josh is a truly rare talent: someone trained and skilled in two fields, who gets both the subtleties and the big picture. He not only has a nose for good research problems and the drive to carry them out, but also the ability to infect others with his enthusiasm about them. Simply put, he is a star. He has already done us proud, and he will do much, much more as his career blossoms.

Josh is not only brilliant and insightful, but also hardworking. He has more pure creativity than any other student I've encountered in my thirteen years at CU, as well as the training and intellectual firepower to follow up on it. This has already led to "breakthrough" results and publications in the very best venues. It has been a real joy to watch him fulfill the promise that was so obvious from his undergraduate days.

Stuart is currently an Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he heads the Computational Functional Genomics Lab. His research interests are in computational approaches for predicting how genes function and discovering how their functions are regulated and modulated to produce orchestrated cellular responses. He is particularly interested in approaches that combine genome-wide functional data across multiple organisms to identify conserved mechanisms of gene activity and to understand how genetic networks evolve. Stuart holds a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado Boulder and a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University. More on the award can be found in Computer Science Alumnus Wins Outstanding Recent Graduate Award.

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