Navigation Links
FASEB 2012 Excellence in Science Award recipient announced
Date:6/23/2011

Bethesda, MD The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce that Susan R. Wessler, PhD, will be the recipient of the FASEB 2012 Excellence in Science Award.

The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. This prestigious award, sponsored in total by FASEB, carries with it an unrestricted research grant of $10K. Dr. Wessler will receive her award and present an award lecture in 2012 at the Model Organisms to Human Biology Conference sponsored by the Genetics Society of America.

Dr. Wessler's scientific research has been widely recognized. She has been a leader in the field of plant transposable element where her laboratory has focused on their contribution to gene and genome evolution. In recent years she has pioneered the combined use of computational and experimental analysis to identify active transposons in whole genome sequences. As the result of her research contributions, Dr. Wessler was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Wessler's teaching and mentoring accomplishments are stellar. For her Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor award she replicated her laboratory as a classroom, permitting undergraduates to do real experiments at a sophisticated methodological level, instead of the "canned" experiments the majority of undergraduates experience in our universities. She is also one of the co-authors of a major genetics textbook. Dr. Wessler has been the director of three Training Grants for students in Plant Biology and Genetics. She has trained a large number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who have gone on to very productive careers in academic or industrial science.

Dr. Wessler has also shown a high level of service contributions. She has been active as a member of the Editorial Board of a number of journals, including Genetics, Plant Physiology, The Plant Cell and PNAS. At the present time she is on the Reviewing Board of Science, serves as an Associate Editor of PNAS and is a Director of the Genetics Society of America. She has just been elected Home Secretary of the Academy of Sciences, the first woman in that position.


'/>"/>

Contact: Linda Stricker
lstricker@faseb.org
301-634-7092
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. FASEB announces new client: The International Conference on Human Immunity to Tuberculosis
2. FASEB president Dr. William T. Talman, testifies on behalf of increased funding for the National Science Foundation
3. FASEB announces the 2011 Summer Research Conference series: Registration is now open
4. FASEB praises President Obama for increasing funding for research in his FY 2012 budget
5. FASEB alert generates messages urging Congress to provide billion dollar increase for NIH
6. FASEB Scientists Descend on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Increased Science Funding
7. FASEB Scientists Descend on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Increased Science Funding
8. Tufts professor earns ISCB Award for Excellence in Chemical Sciences
9. Mississauga teacher awarded prize for excellence in teaching genomics
10. NIH funds Center of Excellence for Molecular Hematology at Cincinnati Childrens
11. UC Riverside botanist to receive Paul Ecke Jr. Award of Excellence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2016)... Cercacor today introduced Ember TM Sport ... non-invasively measure hemoglobin, Oxygen Content, Oxygen Saturation, Perfusion ... in approximately 30 seconds. Smaller than a smartphone, using ... to key data about their bodies to help monitor ... Hemoglobin carries oxygen to muscles. When hemoglobin ...
(Date:11/19/2016)... 18, 2016 Securus Technologies, a leading provider ... safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it ... to have an independent technology judge determine who has ... high tech/sophisticated telephone calling platform, and the best customer ... do most of what we do – which clearly ...
(Date:11/15/2016)... , Nov. 15, 2016  Synthetic Biologics, ... developing therapeutics focused on the gut microbiome, today ... of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock and ... stock at a price to the public of ... to Synthetic Biologics from the offering, excluding the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2016)... /PRNewswire/ -  Equicare Health Inc ., the leading supplier ... one of the top 100 companies in the 2016 ... distinguishes the top digital health companies across the globe. ... this year continually upgrading our product with the ongoing ... team," says Len Grenier , CEO of Equicare ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... , 30. November 2016   Merck ... heute die Unterzeichnung einer Reihe von Vereinbarungen ... wird Evotec AG Screeningleistungen für Mercks Palette ... Der Zugriff auf diese Bibliotheken in Kombination ... einen schnelleren Weg zur Ermittlung und Erforschung ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... SSCI, the established leader ... the implications of the latest FDA guidance on pharmaceutical cocrystals as drug substance ... Cambridge, MA. , The event follows the successful November 15th event that ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... On 28 November 2016, ... for four elements: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og), respectively ... review, the names earlier proposed by the discoverers have been approved by the IUPAC ...
Breaking Biology Technology: