Graeme Guy is a recipient of A*STAR’s Most Inspiring Mentor Award for 2011. The Most Inspiring Mentor Award recognises inspirational and dedicated scientists who have played fundamental roles in nurturing other scientists and scholars. These awards were introduced by A*STAR in 2007 to recognize outstanding staff for their contributions to A*STAR and celebrate their achievements.
Graeme has been with IMCB almost 23 years, and during that time he has been an integral member of IMCB and a valuable strength in helping IMCB in pursuing its long-standing creed to nurture and support the scientific growth and development of its students. Graeme has taught and encouraged the staff in his laboratory at all levels - postdocs, graduate students and lab technicians. Over the years, he has mentored dozens of attachment students from polytechnic institutes, A*STAR scholars, and 13 PhD students, not to mention supporting the development of a number of first-year postdoctoral researchers whom he takes under his wing. The glowing recommendations for this award (that were submitted by his past and present lab members) are a testament to Graeme’s unwavering support and guidance as a mentor.
On receiving this award, Graeme says: “As Jonathan Yewdell said 'Transferring the art of science to students is more long-lasting and more valuable than most scientific discoveries' so being honored for doing that is a satisfying finale. Before I came to IMCB, I was not happy with the degree of input by lab leaders to most students I observed, and putting more effort into this aspect of training became my target. IMCB has been an excellent place for training PhD students”.
IMCB congratulates Graeme on receiving this well-deserved award.
Graeme currently heads the Signal Transduction Laboratory in IMCB. For more information on Graeme Guy’s lab, please click here.