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Philip C. Bevilacqua is awarded the C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Bevilacqua, a professor of chemistry at Penn State and co-director of the Huck Institutes' Center for RNA Molecular Biology, has been honored by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society with the 2012 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The C.I. Noll Award

Instituted in 1972 and named in honor of Clarence I. Noll, dean of the college from 1965 to 1971, the award is the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in the college.

Students, faculty members, and alumni nominate outstanding faculty members who best exemplify the key characteristics of a Penn State educator, and a committee of students and faculty members select among nominees.

Other honors

Dr. Bevilacqua has also been named a Penn State Distinguished Honors Faculty fellow (2010), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009), an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar (2001), and has earned a Penn State Faculty Scholar medal in the physical sciences (2010) and a National Science Foundation Career Award (2000).

More about Philip Bevilacqua

Dr. Bevilacqua's research is focused on the roles of RNA-binding proteins in plant physiology, plant ribonomics, and identification and characterization of functional RNAs in plants, and his laboratory's research is additionally focused on biologically important systems such as viral replication of RNA and the human viral response, as well as RNA mediation of plant responses to abiotic stress.

In addition to his aforementioned roles at Penn State, Dr. Bevilacqua is also a co-funded faculty member of the Huck Institutes' graduate programs in molecular medicine and plant biology.

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