Claire E. Walczak, PhD, has been at Indiana University for 25 years where her lab studies mechanisms that contribute to genome fidelity. She has been continuously funded by the NIH throughout her career in addition to funding from NSF and AHA. She was honored with a Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Scholar Award, an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award as well as a Women in Cell Biology Junior Career Award from the American Society for Cell Biology. She served as a Council Member for the American Society for Cell Biology from 2014-2016. She was chosen as an Exemplar for Research in 2017 and was elected as a fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Association for Advancement of Science in 2018. She has received the IUSM award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring in 2018 and a Trustee’s Teaching Award in 2022.