INFORMATION ON COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Robert Goodman (chairman) is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was previously executive vice-president for research and development at Calgene, Inc., and prior to that a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is in the genetics of plant defense responses and plant virology. He is a member of the NRC Board on Agriculture and was a scholar-in-residence at the research council. He served on the committees of the Board on Agriculture that wrote Investing in Research and Alternative Agriculture.

John Axtell is a professor of genetics, at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. His research focuses on plant breeding. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences

Frederick A. Bliss is a professor of pomology and holds the Will W. Lester Endowed Chair at the University of California, Davis. He is a plant geneticist with interests in plant breeding and development. He was a member of the National Plant Genetic Resources Board and has conducted research in Nigeria, Latin America, and Germany.

Winslow R. Briggs is the director of the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, California. He is a plant physiologist with research interests in plant growth and development and in the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of photomorphogenesis. He received the Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award and is a past president of the American Society for Plant Physiology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



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Plant Biology Research and Training for the 21st Century INFORMATION ON COMMITTEE MEMBERS Robert Goodman (chairman) is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was previously executive vice-president for research and development at Calgene, Inc., and prior to that a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is in the genetics of plant defense responses and plant virology. He is a member of the NRC Board on Agriculture and was a scholar-in-residence at the research council. He served on the committees of the Board on Agriculture that wrote Investing in Research and Alternative Agriculture. John Axtell is a professor of genetics, at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. His research focuses on plant breeding. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Frederick A. Bliss is a professor of pomology and holds the Will W. Lester Endowed Chair at the University of California, Davis. He is a plant geneticist with interests in plant breeding and development. He was a member of the National Plant Genetic Resources Board and has conducted research in Nigeria, Latin America, and Germany. Winslow R. Briggs is the director of the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, California. He is a plant physiologist with research interests in plant growth and development and in the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of photomorphogenesis. He received the Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award and is a past president of the American Society for Plant Physiology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Plant Biology Research and Training for the 21st Century Donald D. Brown is the director of the Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institute of Washington in Baltimore, Maryland. His research focuses on animal developmental biology. He has served on numerous scientific committees and initiated and manages a fellowship program for outstanding researchers. He is a recipient of the U.S. Steel Foundation Award for Molecular Biology and other honors and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Michael T. Clegg is a professor of botany and genetics, University of California, Riverside. His research interests are in population genetics and evolution. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Jeffrey J. Doyle is an associate professor at the L. H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, where he performs research on plant systematics and molecular evolution. James R. Ehleringer is a professor in the Department of Biology, University of Utah. His research is in plant physiology and plant ecology, with an emphasis on linkages between these areas. He has served on major advisory panels for federal agencies and on editorial boards; he is currently editor-in-chief of Oecologia. Gerald R. Fink is the American Cancer Society Genetics Professor and director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. His research interest is in plant and fungal molecular genetics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the U.S. Steel Foundation Award for Molecular Biology and other honors.

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Plant Biology Research and Training for the 21st Century Robert B. Horsch is manager of crop transformation for Monsanto Agriculture Company, St. Louis, Missouri, where he performs plant biotechnology research. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and serves on the editorial boards of several plant-science journals. He has organized courses in plant molecular biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. Elliot M. Meyerowitz is a professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. His research interests are in genetics, plant development, and molecular genetics using both animal and plant models. Paul G. Risser is provost and vice-president for academic affairs, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is a past president of the American Ecological Society and has served on National Research Council committees on global change and other environmental topics. He is the current chairman of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. Susan R. Wessler is an associate professor of botany, University of Georgia, Athens. Her research involves plant molecular genetics. She has served on a number of National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation panels and is coeditor of The Plant Cell.

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