Endocrine Society member Martin M. Matzuk, MD, PhD, has won the 2022 Carl G. Hartman Award, the highest award given by the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), for his outstanding career of research and scholarly activities in the field of reproductive biology.
“What an absolute pleasure and honor it is for the SSR to be able to recognize these members for their outstanding research, their service and leadership to our Society, and their commitment to the future of the discipline through dedicated mentoring. Their work serves as inspiration for all of us and I extend my heartiest congratulations to all the 2022 SSR award winners,” says Troy L. Ott, PhD, President of the SSR.
Matzuk is director of the Center for Drug Discovery and is Stuart A. Wallace Chair and professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a reproductive biologist and clinical pathologist who is known for his interrogation of TGF-beta superfamily, germ cell, and hormonal signaling pathways using functional genomics approaches. His lab focuses on the identification and functional analysis of genes and pathways involved in mammalian reproduction.
“As a young MD/PhD student delivering a lecture at the Endocrine Society in 1988, I would have never guessed that I would someday be receiving the Carl G. Hartman Award,” Matzuk tells Endocrine News. “I appreciate the help of all of my Endocrine Society friends, colleagues, and mentors, including my PhD Advisor Dr. Irving Boime, my Baylor College of Medicine supporter Dr. Bert O’Malley, and my first post-doctoral fellow Dr. Rajendra Kumar. It has been my honor to be a member of the Endocrine Society.”
Matzuk received two of the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Awards which are the top honors in the field of endocrinology – the Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award in 1996 and the Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research in 2010.