Sodetz receives 2011 Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Research
James M. Sodetz, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the 2011 Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Research from Gov. Nikki Haley at a ceremony at the South Carolina Statehouse on Oct. 5.
Sodetz was recognized for his exceptional record of scientific research excellence as well as his many contributions to teaching and service. The award cited Sodetz's work to expand the state's research infrastructure and increase its visibility within the national and international scientific communities. Specifically, the award noted that his research on blood proteins that provide immune defense against infection, has been pioneering, highly innovative and technologically advanced.
His research has been funded continuously for 33 years by grants of over $7 million from NIH, NSF, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. He has mentored 26 Ph.D. and 10 master’s degree students and has published extensively with his students in the top journals of his field.
He has previously been recognized as an American Heart Association Established Investigator, as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received both the USC Russell Award in Science, Mathematics and Engineering and the Carolina Trustee Professor Award. His record of research excellence has the depth, quality and consistency that is deserving of this award.