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Salk scientist Joseph Ecker, appointed as HHMI-GBMF Investigator
Date:6/16/2011

he shelf life of many fruits and vegetables by putting the ripening process on fast-forward. Ecker's research has yielded essential insights into the mechanisms of plant growth control and led to the development of new technologies that delay fruit ripening and disease processes.

As an HHMI-GBMF investigator, Ecker will continue to explore the most creative scientific ideas in his field. "In my view, our next challenge is to bring cell biology to the genome or more precisely, to enable genomics at the level of individual cells," he stated. "Understanding the dynamics of the epigenome, and its many roles in cell functions will revolutionize our knowledge about the relationship of genotype to phenotype and have wide relevance in understanding healthy and disease states in plants and people," Ecker added.

These HHMI-GBMF appointments cap a keenly competitive selection process. Only 15 investigators were selected from the 239 plant scientists who applied for the competition, chosen on the basis of individual scientific excellence. With Joe Ecker's appointment, three plant biologists at the Salk will have HHMI appointments.

About Joseph R. Ecker

Joe Ecker earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and carried out postdoctoral studies at Stanford University. He served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania (1987-2000) before joining the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he is a professor in the Plant Biology Laboratory and director of the Salk Institute Genomic Analysis Laboratory.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Ecker has been the recipient of multiple honors, including the 2011 George W. Beadle Award from the Genetic Society of America, 2007 John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, Kumho Science International Award in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2001), the International Plant Growth Substances Association Disting
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Contact: Kat Kearney
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858-453-4100 x1226
Salk Institute
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