SfRBM Discovery Award

SfRBM is accepting nominations from members for the 2023 Discovery Award, which recognizes seminal or high-impact redox research that has been completed within the past 5 years and is given when there is a significant discovery in the field (a minimum of one award given every 5 years). The award includes a featured lecture at SfRBM's 30th Annual Conference (SfRBM 2023) in Punta del Este, Uruguay as well as:

  • $2,500 cash award
  • Paid travel expenses to SfRBM - SFRRI 2023 Conference
  • Special title of Fellow of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (F-SFRBM)
  • A bronze medal with stand
  • Invitation to publish a review article for Free Radical Biology & Medicine, SfRBM's journal, celebrating their scientific contributions and the presentation of the award
  • One-page bio and picture prominently displayed in the SfRBM 2023 Abstract/Program book


Each submitted nomination must include the following: 

  • A signed nomination letter by an SfRBM member describing the candidate, their recent significant discovery in redox research (must be within the past 5 years) and how it has impacted the field.
  • Updated CV of candidate.
  • A statement that the candidate, if selected, will be present at the SfRBM - SFRRI 2023 to be held in Punta del Este from November 15-18, 2023.

Please note that the nominees do not have to be current SfRBM members and self-nominations are not permitted.

Completed nominations should be received by SfRBM no later than May 7, 2023. Emailed submissions are required and can be sent to


2023 - Stuart Lipton, MD, Ph.D.
2021 - Ines Batinic-Haberle, Ph.D.
2019 - Vsevolod Belousov, Ph.D. and Thomas Michel, Ph.D.
2017 - Gregg Semenza, MD, Ph.D.
2015 - Ronald Mason, Ph.D.
2013 - D. Allan Butterfield, Ph.D.
2011 - Rafael Radi, MD, Ph.D.
2009 - J. David Lambeth, MD, Ph.D.
2008 - Joe McCord, Ph.D. & Irwin Fridovich, Ph.D.
2007 - Robert Floyd, Ph.D.
2006 - L. Jackson Roberts II, MD & Jason Morrow, MD
2005 - Sue Goo Rhee, Ph.D.
2004 - Joe Beckman, Ph.D.