Amy Bouton Receives 2009 Kadner Award for Outstanding Teaching

Amy Bouton, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

“She has trained me to think critically…She has patiently helped me to understand how to write scientifically and this has allowed me…to acquire pre-doctoral funding.” – Student

“She can instill confidence in me when I thought there were no positive scenarios…[Since] working toward a PhD can be frustrating and confusing, this ability is a real gift and contributes to production and morale.” – Student

“Amy has developed a lab that combines both engaging science and an encouraging work atmosphere. It’s no coincidence that we are known as the ‘happy lab.’” – Student

“…she serves as a superb example of what a mentor should be. …She is always enthusiastic but demanding of her graduate students.” – Colleague

“She has not only taught me how to be a better scientist, but how to be a better person as well. She is a teacher, a mentor, a cheerleader, and a friend.” – Student