In 2018, CCB junior faculty won

December 18, 2018
Assistant Professor Jarad Mason

As 2018 comes to an end, we tally the major awards and grants our junior faculty earned throughout the year


We always showcase when a CCB faculty member wins an internationally significant, singular award or grant (a Nobel Prize, for a grand example). But, we don't always acknowledge the smaller, quieter accomplishments that represent remarkable, invaluable pillars in a junior faculty member's budding career.

Below, we highlight these achievements and celebrate the hard work, dedication, and creativity of the rising stars, who earned them.



Assistant Professor Brian Liau
Appointment Date: July 2016
  • Merck Research Fellowship                                                                                              



Professor Kang-Kuen Ni teaches a class
Appointment Date: July 2013


Assistant Professor Jarad Mason
Appointment Date: January 2018








Assistant Professor Christina Woo
Appointment Date: July 2016
  • Named a “Rising Star in Chemical Biology” by the International Chemical Biology Society
  • NIH DP1 Avenir Award
  • Ono Pharma Foundation Breakthrough Science Initiative Award 2019
  • Merck Research Fellowship
  • Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
  • Featured in Biochemistry magazine's "Future of Biochemistry"