University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2007 for Excellence in Research.

Cheryl FryeCheryl FryePsychology

Cheryl Frye, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology, adjunct professor of biology, and a member of the Center for Neuroscience Research. Frye's ground-breaking research focuses on determining how steroid hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and androgens) work in the brain to influence behavior. She has emerged as a nationally and internationally recognized leader in her field. To date she has published 163 papers in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. She has been repeatedly invited to contribute to journals in her field, to interdisciplinary top-tier journals, and to participate in collaborative training of medical scientists and practitioners. She is routinely asked to give talks at national and international venues. Frye has competed successfully for more than $2 million in research grants from sources such as the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Defense-Breast Cancer Research Program. Importantly, Frye mentors undergraduate students at UAlbany, including many who are first authors and co-authors on papers. In fact, she was recognized by the Society for Neuroscience-Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience in 2003 as Educator of the Year for her efforts in ensuring that students are afforded the opportunity to present their research at conferences and to hear from other leaders in the field.

Excellence in Research

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