Doug Kellogg (photo by C. Lagattuta)

   | UCSC | December 17, 2019

 Doug Kellogg, professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology at UC Santa Cruz, has received the 2018–19 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences (PBSci). The annual award is the division’s highest honor for faculty achievement, recognizing combined excellence in research, teaching, and service.

“Doug Kellogg is a worthy recipient of this award. He is an extraordinary faculty member and leader whose vision, fairness, and research achievements have helped make our campus a leader in biomedical sciences,” said PBSci dean Paul Koch in a letter announcing the award.

 Kellogg’s research focuses on the mechanisms that control cell growth and size, an area of cell biology that remains poorly understood. Disruption of the normal regulation of cell growth is a hallmark of cancer. Deciphering the cellular signaling pathways that control cell growth and size will help researchers to develop new therapies for treating cancer and other diseases. Earlier this year, Kellogg was awarded a prestigious 5-year Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health to support his ongoing research in this area.

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