Ten faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the association announced today (Nov. 26, 2019). They are among 443 new fellows elected this year, honored for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Dina St. Clair, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, was elected for distinguished contributions to the field of plant breeding and genetics, particularly the teaching and understanding of the dissection of quantitative traits in tomato species. She was elected in the Section on Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources.
The new fellows will be formally recognized Feb. 15, 2020 at the AAAS annual meeting, to be held in Seattle.
AAAS Fellows in the Department of Plant Sciences (and its predecessor departments):
- Alan Bennett, 2005
- Fredrick Bliss, 1991
- Eduardo Blumwald, 2010
- Kent Bradford, 2003
- E. Charles Brummer, 2017
- Ken Cassman, 2005 (former faculty)
- Roger T. Chetelat, 2017
- Jorge Dubcovsky, 2004
- Jan Dvorak, 1998
- Shu Geng, 1994; deceased
- Paul Gepts, 2000
- Charles E. Hess, 1972; deceased
- Don Kasarda, 1997 (dept. affiliate)
- J.K. Ladha, 2008
- F. Thomas Ledig, 2002
- David MacKill, 2011
- Richard Michelmore, 2002
- David Neale, 2010
- Calvin Qualset, 1985
- D. William Rains, 1997
- Neil Rutger, 1991 (dept. affiliate)
- Johan Six, 2010
- Dina St. Clair, 2019
- Venkatesan Sundaresan, 2008
- Chris van Kessel, 2006
These are the newly elected fellows from UC Davis, 2019:
Elected for distinguished contributions to the field of electronics design and engineering, particularly for developing integrated circuits and embedded systems that harvest energy from the environment.
Elected for extraordinary contributions to generating sustainable solutions to global food system security through environmental science, effective policy, and collaborative research partnerships with underdeveloped economies globally.
Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science and a number of related journals.