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Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator

This award recognizes and encourages the professional development of a young investigator who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements early in his or her career. It is given based on the degree of originality exhibited in the individual's creative process and the significance of the research conducted relevant to the field of clinical laboratory medicine. It is conferred upon an individual who has the potential to be an outstanding investigator of the future. (The individual must not have reached the age of 40 by January 1 in the year in which the award is to be given and must be an AACC member.)

Congratulations to This Year's Winner!

Livia Schiavinato EberlinLivia Schiavinato Eberlin, PhD

Dr. Eberlin is assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. Her passion for mass spectrometry started when she was an undergraduate research assistant in a laboratory at the State University of Campinas in her home country of Brazil. While pursuing a doctorate in analytical chemistry at Purdue University in Indiana under the mentorship of Dr. R. Graham Cooks, she applied ambient ionization mass spectrometry imaging to human cancer diagnosis. In recognition of her innovative doctoral work, she received many awards, including the Nobel Laureate Signature Award from the American Chemical Society. In 2012, she started her postdoctoral work at Stanford University under the guidance of Dr. Richard N. Zare, where she continued to develop mass spectrometry technology for biomedical research. During that time, she received a L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowship and a National Cancer Institute Pathway to Independence Award. She was included on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in science and healthcare. Since she joined the University of Texas in 2016, she and her group have been recognized for their research at the interface of chemistry and medicine, focused on developing innovative mass spectrometry technologies to address critical problems in health-related research. She has contributed 60 publications to peer-reviewed journals and written a book chapter on imaging of lipids and metabolites, and presented more than two dozen invited talks at conferences. In 2018, Dr. Eberlin was named a Sloan Research Fellow, a Moore Inventor Fellow, and a MacArthur Fellow.

Previous Winners

2018 - Christina Lockwood, PhD
2017 -  Mark Marzinke, PhD
2016 - Mari DeMarco, PhD
2015 - Kara L. Lynch, PhD
2014 - Pete A. Kavsak, PhD
2013 - Rossa W.K. Chiu, MBBS, PhD
2012 - Andrew Hoofnagle, PhD
2011 - Linnea Baudhuin, PhD, DABMG
2010 - Amy Saenger, PhD
2009 - Joshua Bornhorst, PhD
2008 - Alex Rai, PhD
2007 - Loralie J. Langman, PhD
2006 - Roshini Abraham, PhD
2005 - Liu-Ying Luo, PhD
2004 - Yaniv Sherer, MD
2003 - George Yousef, MD
2002 - Thomas Daly, MD
2001 - Lynn Bry, PhD
2000 - Sridevi Devaraj, PhD
1999 - Elizabeth M. Rohlfs, PhD
1998 - Uttam Garg, PhD
1997 - Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD
1996 - Ann Gronowski, PhD
1995 - David Hage, PhD
1994 - Bruce Goldberger, PhD
1993 - Marcie Hursting, PhD
1992 - Bryan Wolf, PhD
1991 - Amitava Dasgupta, PhD
1990 - Thomas Prior, PhD
1989 - Timothy Schroeder
1988 - Nader Rifai, PhD
1987 - Thomas M. Annesley, PhD
1986 - Alan Wu, PhD
1985 - Eleftherios P. Diamandis, MD, PhD
1983 - Daniel Nealon, PhD
1982 - Norman Leigh Anderson, PhD
1981 - Jean-Pierre Bretaudiere
1981 - Stephen Thibodeau, PhD
1980 - Thomas Grove, PhD
1979 - Eric Sampson, PhD
1978 - Robert Rej, PhD
1977 - Herbert K. Naito, PhD
1976 - Lawrence M. Silverman, PhD