Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research
Research Medal Award Winner
Mark Q. Martindale
Pacific Biomedical Research Center
Mark Q. Martindale is an associate professor with the Pacific Biomedical Research Center. Martindale is one of the founders of the school of evolutionary developmental biology. He is renowned for his technically challenging cell-lineage studies.
Martindale’s papers have appeared in Science and Nature. His research focuses on the major problems of animal body plan evolution, and his lab played a major role in changing the perceptions of the relationship of bilaterians to other animals. One of Martindale’s most important contributions has been to demonstrate that cnidarians, which are radially symmetrical, are much closer to bilaterians than previously believed.
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.
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