Published: Sept. 26, 2014
Prof. Bill Wood

The Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association has announced that William B. Wood, Distinguished Professor of MCD Biology, Emeritus, will receive this year’s prestigious Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences. Professor Wood received his PhD from Stanford in 1964. He chaired the CU Boulder MCD Biology department from 1978 to 1983. According to the announcement, the award, which will be presented in a ceremony at Stanford on October 18, “honors the legacy of Arthur Kornberg, MD, and Paul Berg, PhD, medical science pioneers and Nobel laureates who brought to Stanford a passion for discovery and groundbreaking research. Established in 2010, this award acknowledges and celebrates the lifetime career achievements of Stanford University School of Medicine alumni in the biomedical sciences.”

Mark Winey, Professor and Chair of MCD Biology, said of the award, “This is a very well deserved honor. Bill has been an intellectual leader in his research work and educational activities for his entire career, positively influencing his colleagues and countless students.”