Dr. and Mrs. Guey C. Mark created the endowed Mark Brothers Lectureship to recognize nationally and internationally renowned medical scientists of Asian descent. The Mark Brothers Award was established in 1997 in honor of Dr. Mark’s brothers, who immigrated from Canton and settled in South Bend, Indiana, where they built a successful restaurant business. The brothers, because of their reverence and respect for higher education, supported their youngest brother, Dr. Mark, in his pursuit of a career in medicine. The award is presented annually and consists of a plaque and a prize of $5,000. Dr. Mark was a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Class of 1954 and he passed away August 4, 2010.


Current Winner(s)

2019 Mark Brother Award Winner

Amy Shiu Lee, Ph.D.

The 2019 Mark Brothers Award will be presented to Amy Shiu Lee, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine; Judy and Larry Freeman Chair in Basic Science Cancer Research. The Mark Brothers awardee will present her lecture on Tuesday, September 10 from 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Walther Hall (R3) Room 203. Reception immediately following.

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Please send all nominations for 2019 to fapdd@iu.edu by date November 1.  Nominations should be accompanied by a summary statement emphasizing the most important academic accomplishment(s) of the nominee, importance to biomedical or clinical science, and why you believe he/she is deserving of this honor.

Please include the following in the nomination packet:

  • Support Letter that includes a Summary Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Key Publications

For questions, please contact Lauren Maric, Events Coordinator for IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity at fapdd@iu.edu or call (317) 278-3089.

Past Winners
Year Name
2018 Feng Zhang, Ph.D., James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at MIT.
2017 Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D., Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs, Professor of Genetic Medicine, Deparmtnet of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College
2016 Anindya Dutta, M.D., Ph.D., Harry F. Byrd Professor and Department Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Professor of Pathology, University of Virginia.
2015 Kun-Liang Guan, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego.
2014 Dean Y. Li, M.D. Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Health Sciences; Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Director, University of Utah Molecular Medicine (U2M2) Program; HA and Edna Benning Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, University of Utah
2013 Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Physiology at the University of Kentucky

Lauren Maric

Events Coordinator