I know that this is pretty much old news as the announcement of the new members of the National Academy of Sciences was made almost a month ago. However I’d very much like to congratulate all 84 new members and the 21 new foreign associates. But this is a blog dedicated to things planty so I’d lie to give special congratulations to those of the 105 who are plant researchers:
- Edward Buckler; USDA Agricultural Research Service; and adjunct professor, department of plant breeding and genetics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Kenneth Keegstra; University Distinguished Professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biology and department of plant biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
- John Pickett; Michael Elliott Distinguished Research Fellow and scientific leader of chemical ecology, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom
- Scott Poethig; Patricia M. Williams Professor of Biology, department of biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
All four great scientists and very nice people as well.