Navigation Links
University of Missouri professor elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science
Date:1/21/2011

COLUMBIA, MO The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the distinction of Fellow to Arun Chatterjee, a professor emeritus of plant sciences in the College of Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

Chatterjee was elected for his "distinguished contributions to the field of plant bacteriology, particularly for global regulation of virulence factors by transcriptional factors, signaling systems, and RNA regulators," according to an AAAS press release.

Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed on AAAS members by their peers. This year, 503 members were awarded this honor. Chatterjee was the only MU faculty elected in 2010.

Chatterjee is well known for his research on Erwinia carotovora, a bacterium that can cause disease in a wide range of plants, including carrots, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. His studies have shed light on molecules in this bacterium that lead to disease in some plants and resistance in others. Many of his findings have been novel, including the discovery of the regulatory role a small RNA, called rsmB, plays in controlling the production of proteins that destroy leaf tissues. His work has led to new genetic and molecular tools and concepts that have facilitated the exploration of Erwinia and other bacterial systems, including human and animal pathogens.

Chatterjee joined the MU faculty in 1987 as one of the first plant science professors to be hired as part of the University's Food for the 21st Century Program. The addition of Chatterjee brings the total number of plant scientists at MU who are AAAS Fellows to 12, out of a total of 33 AAAS Fellows at MU.

Chatterjee is also a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society and the American Academy of Microbiology. He is also an honorary member of the Mycological Society of India.

He will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin on Feb. 19 in Washington, D.C.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science.


'/>"/>

Contact: Melody Kroll
KrollMM@missouri.edu
573-884-4144
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. University of Illinois study confirms glycerin as a feasible feedstuff for swine
2. University of Maryland shares NSF grant to study urban development impact
3. Columbia University uses technological innovation to study bone structure
4. University of Houston professor named 2010 AAAS Fellow
5. University of Houston researchers helping Pentagon build mind-controlled prosthetics
6. Washington State University researchers honored by top science society
7. Syracuse University team develops functionally graded shape memory polymers
8. Jackson Laboratory and Tufts University announce new Ph.D. track in mammalian genetics
9. University of Illinois research makes plant breeding easier
10. Metabolic cost of human sleep deprivation quantified by University of Colorado team
11. Tech firm joins the billion dollar club -- with university help
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/11/2017)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , April 11, ... biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, today ... million contract by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity ... technologies for IARPA,s Thor program. "Innovation ... the onset and IARPA,s Thor program will allow ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... No two people are believed to ... York University Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan ... partial similarities between prints are common enough that ... and other electronic devices can be more vulnerable ... in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... LONDON , April 6, 2017 ... Control, RFID, ANPR, Document Readers, by End-Use (Transportation & ... Energy Facility, Oil, Gas & Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear ... Healthcare, Educational, Other) Are you looking for ... Authentication sector? ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017 SomaGenics announced ... the NIH to develop RealSeq®-SC (Single Cell), expected to ... profiling small RNAs (including microRNAs) from single cells using ... highlights the need to accelerate development of approaches to ... "New techniques for measuring levels of ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... year’s recipients of 13 prestigious awards honoring scientists who have ... presented in a scheduled symposium during Pittcon 2018, the world’s leading conference and ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... October 09, 2017 , ... The ... scheduled to broadcast first quarter 2018. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. ... industry is faced with the challenge of how to continue to feed a growing ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... 09, 2017 , ... The Giving Tree Wellness Center announces ... needs of consumers who are incorporating medical marijuana into their wellness and health ... As operators of two successful Valley dispensaries, The Giving Tree’s two founders, Lilach ...
Breaking Biology Technology: