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Professor Lisa Ainsworth elected AAAS Fellow

Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to include Plant Biology's Lisa Ainsworth, have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Ainsworth is the research leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit.

Her research examines genetic variation in crop responses to air pollution and climate change. A key goal of her work is to maximize crop production in the future. She was the 2019 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agricultural Research and a 2018 recipient of the Presidential Award from the Crop Sciences Society of America. She also is affiliated with the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the U. of I.

Read the full article at the Illinois News Bureau

Publication Date: 11/26/2019
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Editor: Lois Yoksoulian