John Tuthill, assistant professor of Physiology & Biophysics, is one of 15 early career scientists to be named a 2017 Searle Scholar. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. Congratulations, John! The last University of Washington faculty member to receive this prestigious award was Chip Asbury, now Professor of Physiology & Biophysics. Chip received the award in 2006. Only 9 current UW faculty members have won the award since the Program was established in 1980.