Honors & Awards

  • Named Fellow of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) – 2023
  • Re-elected Council Member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) – 2021
  • Appointed Council Member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) – 2018
  • Wisconsin Without Borders Peter Bosscher Award – 2016
  • Hilldale Faculty Research award, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2013
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education – 2013
  • Reappointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse (NIH/NIAAA) – 2013
  • Reappointed the Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professor in Nutrition – 2013
  • “Ekitiibwa kya Buganda” Award for Contributions to Education – 2013
  • Appointed to the Institute of Medicine (IOM)/ Food Nutrition Board of the US National Academy of Sciences – 2012
  • Appointed to the International committee of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) – 2012
  • WAA Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison -2010
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) – 2009
  • Scientist of the Week in Blogs at America.gov – 2009
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Award of Excellence in International Activities – 2009
  • Vilas Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2008
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Extra Mile Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2008
  • Fulbright Fellow, African Regional Research Award – 2008
  • Hilldale Faculty Research Award,University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2006
  • Hilldale Faculty Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2005
  • Osborne Mandel Award in Basic Science – 2004
  • Katherine Berns Von Donk Steenbock Professorship in Nutrition, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2003
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Outstanding Teaching and Advising Award- 2002
  • Wisconsin/Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award, UW-Madison – 2001-2003
  • Fogarty International Center/NIH International Biomedical Research Minority Faculty Fellowship – 1994-2000
  • Steenbock Career Development Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 1992-1998
  • Nominee for Dean’s Medical School Teaching Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC – 1991
  • Frolisch/New York Academy of Sciences Fellowship – 1990-1997
  • Rockefeller Foundation Career Development Award – 1986
  • Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship – 1985-1987
  • The David Israel Macht Research Award in Medical Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – 1985
  • Predoctoral Fulbright Fellowship – 1980-1985
  • Exchange Program of the Federal Republic of Germany (DAAD) Fellowship – 1976-1978
  • UNDP/UNESCO Fellowship – 1975
  • Honors in Biochemistry and Chemistry – 1975