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Mark Brothers Award

Dr. and Mrs. Guey C. Mark created the endowed Mark Brothers Lectureship to recognize nationally and internationally renowned medical scientists of Asian descent. The Mark Brothers Award was established in 1997 in honor of Dr. Mark’s brothers, who immigrated from Canton and settled in South Bend, Indiana, where they built a successful restaurant business. The brothers, because of their reverence and respect for higher education, supported their youngest brother, Dr. Mark, in his pursuit of a career in medicine. The award is presented annually and consists of a plaque and a prize of $5,000. Dr. Mark was a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Class of 1954 and he passed away August 4, 2010.

Nominate a candidate

Please submit nominations by November 18, 2023.

Submit a nomination

Current Winner

portrait of amy shiu lee

Amy Shiu Lee, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
Judy and Larry Freeman Chair in Basic Science Cancer Research
University of Southern California

Nomination Process

Please submit a nomination by November 18, 2023.

Nominations should be accompanied by a summary statement emphasizing the most important academic accomplishment(s) of the nominee, importance to biomedical or clinical science and why you believe they are deserving of this honor.

Please include the following in the nomination packet:

  • Support letter that includes a summary statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of key publications

For questions, please contact FAPD at or call (317) 278-3089.

Past Winners

2018 Feng Zhang, PhD, James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at MIT.
2017 Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs, Professor of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College
2016 Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD, Harry F. Byrd Professor and Department Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Professor of Pathology, University of Virginia.
2015 Kun-Liang Guan, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego.
2014 Dean Y. Li, MD, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Health Sciences; Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Director, University of Utah Molecular Medicine (U2M2) Program; HA and Edna Benning Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, University of Utah
2013 Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Physiology at the University of Kentucky