IU Distinguished Professor Yves Brun has been awarded the 2019 CSM Murray Award for Career Achievement from the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, the organization’s premier award for senior researchers.
Brun, who is also the Clyde Culbertson Professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Science’s Department of Biology, joined IU in 1993, where he has made important contributions to our understanding of the regulation of cell division, cell cycle control, development and cell differentiation, protein localization, the function, determination, and evolution of cell shape, and the mechanisms, regulation, and biophysics of surface adhesion and biofilm formation in bacteria. Among his many honors and achievements, he has been named a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology. In 2014, he was awarded an inaugural IU Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award for his collaboration with Michael S. VanNieuwenhze, the Standiford H. Cox Professor of Chemistry in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Science’s Department of Chemistry.
Brun is also the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Research Scholar Award, an Academic Scientific Achievement Award from the American Society for Microbiology, and many teaching awards.