Faculty of the Game: Jacqueline Tanaka

Jacqueline Tanaka, associate professor of biology in the College of Science and Technology, was honored with the "Faculty of the Game" award during the Temple men's basketball game on Dec. 18. She was recognized for her contributions to advancing the academic careers of students interested in teaching and research in biology. Tanaka serves as director of the National Institute of Health MARC U-STAR Program which prepares talented juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups for PhD programs in biomedical and behavioral science programs. Last month Tanaka received the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Science and Technology.