February 3, 2013
The Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center at the University of Illinois established the award in honor of Catherine Connor’s service to campus as the center’s career services director, retiring in 2000 after 12 years of service.
Mukherjee is a member of Assistant Professor Charles Schroeder’s research group. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He joined the Schroeder lab in 2008 after completing his master’s dissertation at the J. Craig Venter Institute at Rockville, Maryland.