Beltsville Area Senior Research Scientist of the Year
Dr. Joan Lunney - Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory,Animal and Natural Resources Institute
Recognized for significant research contributions and international leadership in determining protective immune mechanisms and genetic resistance for infectious pathogens of importance to the U.S. Swine Industry.
Beltsville Area Early Career Scientist of the Year
Dr. George Liu - Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory,Animal and Natural Resources Institute
Recognized for conducting outstanding research on cattle genome copy number variations associated with economically-important health and production traits.
Beltsville Area Technology Transfer Award
Kamlesh Chauhan and Jeffrey Aldrich - Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute
Recognized for research and technology transfer resulting in commercialization of a new Super Lure to safely control an important insect pest in home gardens and organic farms.
Beltsville Area Support Scientist of the Year
Janet Eastridge - Food Quality Laboratory,Plant Sciences Institute
Recognized for routinely demonstrating outstanding performance in all facets of her work assignment.
Beltsville Area Technician of the Year
Alicia K. Beavers - Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory,Animal& Natural Resources Institute
Recognized for outstanding execution of experiments in cattle genomics research and exceptional dedication and support to ARS programs utilizing genomics instrumentation.
Equal Employment Opportunity/ Civil Rights Award
Devanand Luthria - Food Composition & Methods Laboratory,Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Recognized for outstanding contributions in training students from diverse minority backgrounds in pursuing careers in different sciences and volunteeringefforts to promote ARS activities.
Beltsville Area Support/Service Employee of the Year
Andrew L. Russ - Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory,Animal & Natural Resources Institute
Recognized for exemplary remote sensing and field support critical for maintaining the high research productivity of the lab.
Beltsville Area Office Support Professional of the Year
Amy Hopkins - Animal & Natural Resources Institute
Recognized for outstanding performance, productivity, and support as Secretary to the Animal and Natural Resources Institute Office.
Beltsville Area Preston Tisdale Safety Award
Marsha Campbell - Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory,Animal & Natural Resources Institute
Recognized for outstanding leadership and personal commitment to employee and environmental safety.