Several Distinguished Plant Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences 2015 Class

We are pleased to announce that 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. Three members of the plant science community were elected to this year’s (NAS) class.

New members:NAS

Joseph A. Berry; faculty member, department of global ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science

Joachim Messing; university professor of molecular biology, Selman A. Waksman Chair in Molecular Genetics, and director, Waksman Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Sheng Yang He; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; and professor, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University

Julian I. Schroeder; ASPB President, full professor and Novartis Chair in Plant Sciences, division of biological sciences, University of California, San Diego Foreign Associates

Jonathan D.G.Jones; staff scientist, John Innes Science Center, Sainsbury Laboratory (United Kingdom)

These plant biologists are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates just elected.

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