Lab manager and technician selected for annual Service to Science Award

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Meet Timothy D. Mock and Lynne Hugendubler, recipients of the 2023 Service to Science Award, whose behind-the-scenes contributions have been crucial in advancing groundbreaking research at Carnegie Science.
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Washington, D.C.—Carnegie Science proudly announces the recipients of the 2023 Service to Science Award, honoring individuals in administrative, technical, or support roles who play a pivotal part in advancing the institution's scientific mission. This year, the award acknowledges the contributions of Timothy D. Mock, the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory Manager at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory, and Lynne Hugendubler, a Lab Technician at the Baltimore campus of Carnegie’s Biosphere Sciences and Engineering division.

“Congratulations to Tim and Lynne, whose exemplary dedication to supporting Carnegie Science’s research pursuits demonstrates that our commitment to excellence extends across every job cohort and throughout our community,” said President Eric D. Isaacs.

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Timothy D. Mock
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Lynne Hugendubler


For 26 years, Mock has been instrumental in managing the array of cutting-edge instrumentation at Carnegie’s D.C.-based mass spectrometry facility. His expertise has solidified the organization’s global leadership in the chemical analysis of geologic and cosmic samples. Further, Mock’s mentorship and training of generations of scientists ensures the lab's continued success well into the future.

Hugendubler, a cornerstone of Staff Scientist Yixian Zheng’s lab for more than 12 years, excels in meticulous lab management and the care of the lab's diverse array of animals— including innovative new model species like the Xenia genus of soft coral. Her dedication to ensuring the lab runs smoothly fosters a positive research environment and empowers scientists to confidently explore bold questions about life on our planet.

The honorees will receive a recognition package, including an engraved medallion, a $2,500 cash award, a future website spotlight, and an invitation to the Board of Trustees dinner in May.

"We were so pleased by the overwhelming response to relaunching these awards," said Chief Human Resources Officer Bill Fahey. "Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations showcasing a deep pool of talented individuals whose hard work and dedication enables amazing research to happen at Carnegie every day."

Between 2007 and 2016, 19 individuals were selected to receive the Service to Science Award, which was relaunched in 2023. A distinguished panel conducted a thorough review of the candidate pool, ultimately selecting the two winners for their dedication and impact on the scientific community.

Congratulations once again to Timothy D. Mock and Lynne Hugendubler for their exceptional contributions, which is an inspiration to us all, and we are proud to have you as part of the Carnegie Science community.