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van Hoof named 2023 Darlington Mentor awardee

October 18, 2023 By: Tracey Barnett/ MD Anderson UTHealth Houston Graduate School

Photo of Dr. Ambro van Hoof

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences faculty member Ambro van Hoof, PhD, is the recipient of the 2023 Paul E. Darlington Mentor Award for GSBS Faculty.

van Hoof is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. A Graduate School faculty member since 2002, he is affiliated with the school’s programs in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and Genetics and Epigenetics.

In 2018, he was the inaugural recipient of the D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham Faculty Award, which recognizes exceptional faculty who consistently demonstrate excellence in service and leadership.

His research focuses on understanding post-transcriptional mechanisms regulating gene expression, centered on the function of RNase enzymes in the maturation and degradation of RNA.

“Mentoring is one of the most rewarding parts of my job, but also one of the most challenging., said van Hoof. "The past winners of this award include very notable GSBS faculty members and being considered by my peers and mentees in this same list means a great deal to me.”

The award was honored at the school 2023 Lab Coat Ceremony, which was held on Oct. 13, 2023.

This award recognizes GSBS faculty members who have had exceptional impact on GSBS students and faculty through their mentoring efforts.


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