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ASPB members elected to National Academy of Sciences
Date:5/1/2013

ROCKVILLE, MD Several distinguished plant scientists most of them members of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) have been elected as members or foreign associates of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Five plant scientists were elected to this year's (NAS) class:

New members

  • Ian Baldwin Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
  • Xuemei Chen Professor, University of California, Riverside; and Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator
  • Xing-Wang Deng Daniel C. Eaton Chair of Plant Biology, Yale University
  • Jorge Dubcovsky Professor, University of California, Davis; and Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator

Foreign Associate

  • Graham Farquhar Professor , Group Leader, and Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology, Research School of Biological Science, Australian National University

These plant biologists are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates just elected. There are now 2,179 active NAS members and 437 foreign associates.


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Contact: Kathy Munkvold
kmunkvold@aspb.org
301-296-0914
American Society of Plant Biologists
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