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Crocker receives 2024 Wang Family Excellence Award

Daniel Crocker
Daniel Crocker, students and sea lion
Dr. Daniel Crocker and students remove tracking instruments 
from sedated sea lion.

Professor of Biology Daniel Crocker was recognized as a 2024 recipient of the Wang Family Excellence Awards for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship. The highly selective awards honor CSU faculty members “who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary dedication and exemplary achievements in their academic disciplines, while significantly contributing to the success of students.” 

Crocker’s award cites his “nearly unparalleled record on campus for successful research funding, bringing in nearly $8 million in capacity-building, transforming the university’s biology program,” and his commitment to mentoring and training students.

“I give credit to the over 40 graduate students and hundreds of undergraduates who worked on the research projects. Their passion, enthusiasm, and willingness to work long hours and try new things are directly responsible for my research productivity and success,” Crocker said.

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