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3-Dec-2012

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American Society of Plant Biologists

34 ASPB members elected to 2012 class of AAAS Fellows

Plant biologists honored for advancing science

ROCKVILLE, MD -- Thirty-four members of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) were elected to the 2012 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. This year's class includes ASPB members from academic, independent, and government research institutions in the United States and abroad. Each year the AAAS Council elects fellows based on their contributions to science and technology in the areas of research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public. Fellows are defined as AAAS members "whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished."

New Fellows will be honored with a certificate and a blue and gold rosette to symbolize their distinguished achievements at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Fellows Forum on February 16, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The following ASPB members have been named AAAS Fellows:

Section on Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources:

Section on Biological Sciences:

The entire list of 2012 AAAS fellows can be found on the AAAS website: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/1130fellows_2012.shtml

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ASPB is a professional scientific society, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences worldwide. With a membership of some 4500 plant scientists from throughout the United States and more than 50 other nations, the Society publishes two of the most widely cited plant science journals: The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology. For more information about ASPB, please visit http://www.aspb.org/. Also follow ASPB on Facebook at facebook.com/myASPB and on Twitter @ASPB.



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