Two Plant Biology Department Faculty – Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Three professors from the University of California, Davis, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences. They are among 120 new members and 23 international members announced by the academy May 2. Members are elected in recognition of their contributions to original research. Membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can achieve.
The new members from UC Davis are: Andreas Bäumler, vice chair of research and professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the UC Davis School of Medicine and College of Biological Sciences; Luca Comai, professor in the Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences and Genome Center; and Venkatesan Sundaresan, professor in the Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, and Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
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