department of pharmacology


The Charles L. Hoppel, MD Endowment in Mitochondrial Biology

Charles L. Hoppel, MD

The Charles L. Hoppel, MD Endowment in Mitochondrial Biology has been established to honor Dr. Hoppel's service to the School of Medicine and his outstanding career in mitochondrial biology as a researcher, educator and mentor. On an annual basis the endowment supports:

  • An international Charles L. Hoppel Prize recognizing a scientist for career achievement in mitochondrial biology, and
  • A local Hoppel Award for an exemplary trainee in mitochondrial biology

Dr. Hoppel has been a faculty member at the School of Medicine for 50 years. His passion for scientific research is matched only by his compassion for others, as evidenced by his affinity for patient care and career-long dedication to mentoring medical and graduate students. He embodies the mission of the School of Medicine, which seeks to provide excellence in medical education, advance discoveries from laboratories to patients, and improve the health of our community.

Nomination Submissions

Congratulations to the 2018 Hoppel Prize and Award Recipient!

Hoppel Prize: Michael Duchen, MB, PhD, Professor of Physiology in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University College London.

Congratulations to the 2017 Hoppel Prize and Award Recipients!

Hoppel Prize: John J. Lemasters, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Hoppel Award: Ryan W. Clinton, PhD Candidate, Department of Pharmacology

“I strongly believe that the Endowment will catalyze advancements in the field of mitochondrial biology, bring greater attention to the work being done at the School of Medicine, and most importantly, represent a lasting tribute to the work that Chuck has done, and continues to do, as a research scientist and mentor.”

-Eric P. Brass, MD, PhD [CIT ‘74, GRS ‘75, chemical engineering; GRS ‘79, pharmacology; MED ‘80]
Charles L. Hoppel, MD Endowment Lead Donor

Please consider making a gift to this fund. With your help we can sustain our tribute to Dr. Hoppel, while continuing our fight against mitochondrial diseases!

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