The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Nicholas Katsanis, PhD, Director of the Center for Human Disease Modeling, Professor of Cell Biology and Pediatrics at Duke University, as the recipient of the Curt Stern Award.

This annual award recognizes genetics and genomics researchers who have made significant scientific contributions. ASHG will present the award, which will include a crystal plaque and $10,000 prize, on Tuesday, October 17, during the organization’s 67th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Katsanis began his career studying Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), leading to the discovery of several BBS genes associated with the disease.

His scientific work has been recognized with other international awards in the past, and he has published over 250 research papers, reviews, and book chapters.