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==Awards and Honors==
==Awards and Honors==

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Christina D. Smolke

smolke at cheme dot caltech dot edu

File:CDS SU.tifChristina moved to Stanford University in January 2009, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Bioengineering Department. From December 2003-December 2008, she was an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Caltech. She graduated from USC with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Biology in 1997. She then attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned her Ph.D. in 2001 in Chemical Engineering under Professor Jay D. Keasling. Before starting her position at Caltech, Christina conducted a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the Cell Biology Department at UC Berkeley under the guidance of Professor Karsten Weis.

Full curriculum vitae

Awards and Honors

  • 2009 World Technology Award in Biotechnology (Individual; with Maung Nyan Win)
  • 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow
  • 2006 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2005 Beckman Young Investigator Award
  • 2004 Technology Review’s TR100, Top 100 Young Innovators of the World

University of California at Berkeley

  • 2002 Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowship (Declined)
  • 2001-2003 National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2001 Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • 2000-2001 UC Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • 2000-2001 Shell Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1999-2000 Chemical Engineering Departmental Citation for Outstanding Teaching
  • 1998 DOW Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1998-1999 University Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
  • 1997-2000 National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • 1997 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship No. 584 (Declined)
  • 1997 Eugene Cota – Robles Fellowship (Declined)
  • 1997 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Honorable Mention

University of Southern California

  • 1997 Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • 1997 Salutatorian
  • 1997 Wall of Scholars
  • 1997 Emma Josephine Bradely Bovard Award
  • 1997 Chemical Engineering’s Outstanding Student Award
  • 1997 Senior Recognition Award
  • 1997 School of Engineering’s Outstanding Service Award
  • 1996 Golden Key Peat Marwick Junior Scholarship
  • 1996 Unocal Scholarship
  • 1995 Southern California Section AIChE Outstanding Junior Award
  • 1996 Student Chapter AIChE Outstanding Junior Award
  • 1995-1996 Excellence Award in Biochemistry
  • 1994 Emerging Leaders Program
  • 1993-1994 Outstanding Achievement Award in General Chemistry
  • 1993-1997 Merit Research Award
  • 1993-1997 Trustee Scholar Award
  • 1993 Dean’s Scholarship


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Center for Biological Circuit Design (Caltech)
  • Institute for Biological Engineering
  • Kavli Nanoscience Institute (Caltech)
  • RNA Society