Dr. Ronald W. Davis (BS ’64) has been selected to receive the 2011 Gruber Genetics Prize for his pioneering work in developing biotechnologies that have significantly advanced the fields of molecular genetics and genomics. The prize, which consists of $500,000 along with a gold medal, will be presented in Montreal in October, 2011. Dr. Davis received an EIU Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1984 and Honorary Doctoarate in 1995.
Garry Ernst, B.S. '64, DVM University of Illinois, Owner of the Forest Park Veterinary Hospital in Panama City, FL.