Navigation Links
Carnegie's Arthur Grossman receives Gilbert Morgan Smith medal
Date:1/28/2009

Stanford, CAThe National Academy of Sciences has awarded Arthur Grossman, of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology, the 2009 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal "in recognition of excellence in published research on marine or freshwater algae." The award was established through the Helen P. Smith Fund.

Grossman is a pioneer in studying a broad range of topics about Chlamydomonas, a tiny green alga affectionately called Chlamy, which is present in soil and freshwater. He also brought Chlamy into the age of genomics by leading the project that helped to define its full genome sequence and then exploiting the genomic information. Chlamy performs photosynthesis like plants, but it diverged evolutionarily from flowering land plants about 1 billion years ago and therefore contains many characteristics common to all plants, as well as characteristics associated with animals but not with flowering plants. Grossman's research is important both for understanding basic mechanisms in photosynthetic organisms as well as their evolution. He has investigated metabolic processes and the acclimation of algae and cyanobacteria (formerly called blue-green algae) to changing environmental conditions, the diversity of genomes of photosynthetic microbes in hot spring mats and the physiological functions encoded by those genomes, and energy use by photosynthetic microbes in the marine environment. In addition, he is part of a team working with new methods to study gene expression or transcriptomics in alga.

"Art is recognized worldwide as a major figure shaping our understanding of algae," remarked Carnegie president Richard A. Meserve. "We congratulate him on this honor."

Grossman has been a staff scientist at Carnegie since 1982 and professor by courtesy at Stanford University. He received his B.S. from Brooklyn College, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. Grossman received the prestigious 2002 Darbaker Prize for his microalgae work from the Botanical Society of America. He has served on numerous panels and editorial boards, including Current Genetics, Eukaryotic Cell, Molecular Plant, Plant Physiology and the Annual Review of Genetics. He regularly reviews papers for journals such as Science, Nature and PNAS.


'/>"/>

Contact: Tina McDowell
tmcdowell@ciw.edu
202-939-1120
Carnegie Institution
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. UC Riverside biologist receives prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
2. Revolution in rain forest monitoring with MacArthur grant
3. Columbia to award 2008 Horwitz Prize to Arthur Horwich & Ulrich Hartl for cellular protein folding
4. Rutgers Genetics receives $7.8 million for autism research
5. Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment
6. UCI receives $5M from Edwards Lifesciences
7. Yu receives research funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
8. UGA Odum School of Ecology professor receives grant to study West Nile Virus in NYC
9. UC Irvine receives $2.18M to explore nano advancements in DNA sequencing
10. Penn biochemist receives NIH New Innovators Award
11. NYUs Center for Genomics & Systems Biology receives $4.4 million NSF grant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2017)... Summary This report provides all ... and its partnering interests and activities since 2010. ... The Partnering Deals and Alliance since 2010 report provides ... of the world,s leading life sciences companies. ... ensure inclusion of the most up to date deal ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... , Feb. 28, 2017   Acuant , ... software globally, announces significant enhancements to new and core ... 2016. New products include mobile and desktop Acuant FRM ... TM - a real time manual review of ... idScanĀ® technology provides the fastest and most accurate capture ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... Feb. 25, 2017  Securus Technologies, a leading ... for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announces ... Reentry. "Too often, too many offenders ... county jails are trying to tackle this ongoing ... friends and family members. While significant steps are underway, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/28/2017)... -RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: REPCF) (TSXV: RP) (FRA:P6P2) ("RepliCel" ... clinical data from its phase 1/2 tendon repair study investigating ... (RCT-01) as a treatment for Achilles tendinosis. ... The clinical trial ... 6 months and showed no serious adverse events related to ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Properties (NYSE: CUZ ) announced today that Amgen, ... 10-year, approximately 125,000 square-foot lease at Corporate Center, a 1,224,000 ... submarket of Tampa, FL. ... for their new location in Tampa ," ... of Cousins Properties. "Amgen is a cutting-edge global company at ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... The new research portal will give ... reports on Valero Energy , offering extensive market research ... ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO) The latest trend gaining ... Ethanol today, even though touted as a green alternative to ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017 Neurotrope, ... novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer,s disease, ... its application to list the Company,s common stock ... by The NASDAQ Stock Market, a unit of ... listing, Neurotrope will ring the Opening Bell at the ...
Breaking Biology Technology: