The 2024 CBS Dean’s Mentorship Award recipients were honored at the college award ceremony on Saturday, June 1. Pictured here are three of the four 2024 awardees. From left: Anna Cowie, Sabrina Mederos and Jonathan Aguiñaga. (Sasha Bakhter / UC Davis)
The 2024 CBS Dean’s Mentorship Award recipients were honored at the college award ceremony on Saturday, June 1. Pictured here are three of the four 2024 awardees. From left: Anna Cowie, Sabrina Mederos and Jonathan Aguiñaga. (Sasha Bakhter / UC Davis)

Plant Biology Graduate Student Mentors Recognized for Positive Impact, Influence in Training Young Scientists

Made possibly by philanthropy, annual awards celebrate excellence in mentorship

Each year the college recognizes the importance of mentorship in the continued growth of both the undergraduate and graduate communities by awarding CBS Dean’s Mentorship Awards to graduate students. Funded by contributions to the CBS Dean’s Circle, the awards are open by faculty nomination to graduate students who have played a significant role in the growth and development of the younger generation of scientists. 

“Each of this year’s graduate mentorship awardees represents the very best of the college, and of our campus,” said Mark Winey, dean of the college. “Their commitment to supporting the undergraduate students in their labs and classes helps ensure the ongoing excellence and advancement of the life sciences at UC Davis.” 

Each awardee receives a cash prize of $5,000, which includes a $2,500 contribution to their labs to be used to support continued research experience of undergraduate mentees.

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