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Celebrating Excellence: UMKC Faculty and Staff Awards


Celebrating Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

UMKC Trustees’ Awards

  • N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity
    Nomination Deadline: April 23
    Recognizes distinguished research and other scholarly or creative activity accomplished by UMKC faculty.
  • Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award
    Nomination Deadline: April 23

    Trustees are recognizing the very best faculty, who have distinguished themselves through scholarship and creativity.
  • Trustees Faculty Scholar Award
    Nomination Deadline: April 23

    Recognizes faculty members who show exceptional promise for outstanding future research and/or creative accomplishments.

2009 Recipients

Anthony Persechini

2009 N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity

and 2009 Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award

Anthony Persechini Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Supported by NIH, Dr. Persechini’s research explores the molecular basis of signaling through Ca2+, spatial and kinetic factors controlling cell signaling, enzyme and ligand-binding kinetics, protein engineering, and molecular recognition.


Brian Geisbrecht

2009 Trustees Faculty Scholar Award
Brian Geisbrecht
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Dr. Geisbrecht’s research explores Structural Biochemistry of Bacterial Virulence and Pathogenesis, X-ray Crystallography and Scattering, and Molecular Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions.