Victor H. Engelhard Receives 2008 Kadner Award for Oustanding Graduate Teaching

Victor H. Engelhard, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

“His lab is more than just a research factory; it is a classroom for teaching the next generation of scientists what they need to know in order to be successful.” — Student

“He has a great ability to draw the best out of each of his students and to help them discover their own ability in science. He is very much a facilitator of his students’ development into independent thinkers.” — Student

“… not only do his students write and edit their own manuscripts and receive his critiques and edits, but … they are involved in the editing and critiques of grants that he writes and submits for funding.” — Student

“Vic played a significant role in driving the direction of my career, both initially as a teacher who inspired me to study Immunology; subsequently as a thesis director teaching me how to be a careful, thorough, and focused scientist; and then as a mentor helping to guide my overall career decisions and directions.” — Former student