Brutnell is being honored for his distinguished contributions to the understanding of C4 photosynthesis, light signaling in the grasses and the development of genomic resources for the community. Brutnell joined the Danforth Center this year from the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell to serve as Director of the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels. A primary objective of Dr. Brutnell's program is to expand the research portfolio to include the use of model plant systems to accelerate gene discovery and the development of second generation lignocellulosic feedstocks.
AAAS will formally announce the 702 members selected as Fellows during the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass and in the News & Notes section of the journal Science (http://www.sciencemag.org/
Each year the Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.”
About The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research at the Danforth Center will feed the hungry and improve human health, preserve and renew the environment, and enhance the St. Louis region and Missouri as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants and contract revenue from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center invites you to visit its website, www.danforthcenter.org, featuring interactive information on the Center scientists (http://www.danforthcenter.org/
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science (www.sciencemag.org)
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Melanie Bernds, (314) 587-1647