Karin Muraszko, a professor born with spina bifida who specializes in developing new therapies for brain tumors and congenital anomalies in children, has been selected as the University of Michigan’s 2023 Henry Russel Lecturer.

The lectureship was announced at the July 20 Board of Regents meeting. Muraszko will deliver her lecture in the winter term of 2024.

The Henry Russel Lectureship is the university’s highest honor for senior faculty members, and is awarded annually for exceptional achievements in research, scholarship or creative endeavors, as well as an outstanding record of distinguished teaching, mentoring and service to U-M and the wider community.

Also announced were four recipients of the Henry Russel Awards, the university’s highest honor for early or mid-career faculty members.
They are:

Davis Rabosky’s findings on her research of mimicry have comprehensively revised, updated and innovated upon the evolutionary ground rules as previously understood. Her investigation into coral snakes and their non-venomous mimics was the first to show mimicry in natural populations as a complex evolutionary process.One of two curators of amphibians and reptiles at the Museum of Zoology herpetological collection, she has improved the museum’s inclusion and outreach by making the world-class biodiversity information in its database freely available on the web and by participating in a National Science Foundation-funded 3D project.

Read more about other award winners