Rajendram Rajnarayanan, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at SUNY, Buffalo has been honored with the 2014 President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring. The award recognizes exceptional teaching and undergraduate mentoring at the university.
Dr. Rajnarayanan has encouraged students and especially those from underrepresented groups to pursue their interests in biomedical research and is helping to lead programs that offer mentoring and professional development and foster student success at several levels—from undergraduate through doctoral study. He is also the associate director of University at Buffalo’s (UB) CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Bioscience) program.
Dr. Rajnarayanan is a co-investigator on the National Institutes of Health-funded project “Enabling Access to Cutting-Edge Biomedical and Behavioral Science.” With this $1.9 million grant, UB aims to increase the number and success of underrepresented doctoral students in biomedical and behavioral science programs. He has been an ASPET member since 2010.