Brian Kay receives the University Scholar Award for AY16

Brian Kay named University Scholar

Dr. Brian Kay, Professor of Biological Sciences, received the designation of University Scholar for academic year 2015-2016. This recognition comes with a $15,000 per year award, for three years, for his demonstrated excellence and to show the University’s commitment to foster outstanding faculty members and their work.

Dr. Kay's research is focused on engineering proteins to serve as recombinant affinity reagents for use in basic science, diagnostics, and therapeutics, and he is a world-leader in the area of phage-display. It is apparent that his work is at the forefront of one of the most dynamic and important areas of science and one reflection of this is Dr. Kay’s extremely impressive publication record.

As both a nationally and internationally renowned scientist, Dr. Kay consistently ranks first in funding among the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, and has been invited to participate in national study sections, steering and special committees in his realm of expertise. He has also attracted undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and national and international scientists to train in his laboratory.

The University Scholar program was designed to identify outstanding faculty members who are among the very best in their fields. Dr. Kay joins a select group of colleagues with this recognition.

Dr. Kay served as the head of the UIC Department of Biological Sciences from 2005 to 2014.