Aberdeen scientist follows in the footsteps of those who inspired him

Aberdeen scientist follows in the footsteps of those who inspired him

The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) has named an Aberdeen academic as the 2019 recipient of a prestigious award.

Dr Steve Tucker will receive the Rang Award at the annual BPS conference in Edinburgh later this year.

The Rang Award, which is named after Humphrey Rang, co-author of the bestselling textbook ‘Pharmacology’, recognises excellence in pharmacology teaching, and nominees must demonstrate that they have made a significant contribution to the teaching of non-clinical pharmacology over the past five years.

Dr Tucker said: “I am thrilled and delighted to have been recognised by the British Pharmacological Society in this way.

“I have been inspired by previous winners and to have my name added to the list with them is an amazing honour for me. As a proud ‘north-easterner’, who began my Pharmacology adventure here at the University of Aberdeen I have always been determined to drive the success of our pharmacology programmes since I became a member of the lecturing team 12 years ago.

“It makes me very proud to be recognised for contributing to the development of my fantastic discipline at the very university that inspired, supported and mentored me all those years ago. This really means the world to me.”

For more information about the Rang Prize, please visit https://www.bps.ac.uk/membership-awards/prizes,-awards-and-grants/our-prizes/rang-prize