Each year, to reinforce ARCS Foundation's interest in scientific excellence, the San Diego Chapter recognizes an individual scientist for their outstanding achievement in the scientific arena.
Past recipients of this award include: 2020 Dr. Paul Schimmel, Professor of Molecular Biology, Scripps Research; 2018 Dr. Fred "Rusty" Gage, President, Salk Institute; 2017 Dr. Karen E. Nelson, President, J. Craig Venter Institute.
2020 Dr. Paul Schimmel Professor of Molecular Biology, Scripps Research
2018 Dr. Fred "Rusty" Gage President, Salk Institute
2017 Dr. Karen E. Nelson President, J. Craig Venter Institute
2016 Dr. Lawrence Goldstein Distinguished Professor, UCSD School of Medicine
2015 Gregory T. Lucier Former Chairman & CEO, Life Technologies Corporation
2014 Dr. V. S. Ramachandran Director, Center for Brain and Cognition University of California, San Diego
2013 Dr. Eric J. Topol Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health Professor of Genomics, Scripps Research
2012 Dean Kamen Scientist, Innovator, Entrepreneur
2011 Dr. Richard C. Atkinson President Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
2010 Dr. J. Craig Venter Founder, Chairman & President J. Craig Venter Institute
2009 Dr. Erminia Guarneri Founder and Medical Director Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
2008 Dr. Bruce Margon Vice Chancellor for Research University of California, Santa Cruz
2007 Dr. John C. Reed President & CEO Burnham Institute for Medical Research