R. Barclay McGhee Memorial Lectureship
The R. Barclay McGhee Memorial Lecture is awarded to honor a scientist in Barclay's field of research, parasitic protozoology.
The next R. Barclay McGhee Memorial Lectureship will be given in 2018.
The R. Barclay McGhee Memorial Lecture is awarded to honor a scientist in Barclay's field of research, parasitic protozoology. The recipient must have made major research contributions to the biology of parasitic protists. Nominees are not required to be members of the American Society of Parasitologists, and there is no age limit.
This prestigious award is named after a man who has impacted many active and retired parasitologists. Most of his career was at the University of Georgia where he was the Chairman of the Department of Zoology for 11 years and then became the Chairman of the Faculty of Parasitology until his death. His research dealt with the trypanosomatids in plants and insects and avian blood parasites. He succeeded in developing a strain of avian Plasmodium that would infect mice. This was novel as he was trying to examine the factors that limited host specificity. Crossing vertebrate class lines in malaria parasites had not been heard of and is peculiar even today. He was considered a true southern gentleman and strove to help others get their start in academia or in parasitology. Mentoring was a major strength of his. The recipient of this award should reflect this role as well as be a productive, innovative and meticulous scientist.
The recipient will present a major address at the Annual Meeting of the Society summarizing his/her research endeavors on parasitic protists. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $500, paid travel and accommodations at the meeting, and a commemorative plaque.
Nominations will be received from any member of the ASP and will consist of a primary nomination and a minimum of two seconds. The primary nominator will submit the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae plus a summary outlining the candidate’s contributions to the field of parasitic protozoology. Those seconding a nomination must submit supporting letters that include a serious evaluation of major aspects of the nominee’s scientific work.