David Hoekstra wins teaching award from Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools

Published April 20, 2022

Dr. David Hoekstra, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded the 2022 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) at the Master’s level. NAGS is comprised of all graduate schools across the Northeast and also includes graduate schools in the Canadian southeast.

Excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students

In notifying Hoekstra of the award, Graham Hammill, UB Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, states  "The award committee highlighted your leadership in revamping the master’s degree program in Biological Sciences, which has led to increased applications and increased success of students upon completion of the program."

The committee also noted Hoekstra's strong commitment to graduate students in the program as evidenced by your record of excellent teaching and mentorship. 

Learn more about the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

Faculty Profile

David A. Hoekstra, II


Hoekstra, David A.

David A. Hoekstra, II


David A. Hoekstra, II


Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of MA Program

Research Interests

Graduate training and professional development, Immunology and Oncology

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm, or by appointment


PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, SUNY Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division

Courses Taught

  • BIO 425/525, Special Topics: Cancer Immunology
  • BIO 425/525, Special Topics: Experimental Design
  • BIO 610, MA Student Seminar