Boyce Thompson Institute President David Stern, PhD, Awarded Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists
Ithaca, N.Y., Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) President David Stern, PhD has been awarded the Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and will be formally recognized at the annual ASPB awards ceremony in Montreal, July 31.
Established in 2007, the award is granted to current ASPB members in recognition of direct service to the Society and distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology. David has served ASPB as a coeditor of The Plant Cell from 1994 to 2003. He also served on the ad hoc Publications Visions Subcommittee in 1998 and the ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee in 2005. He currently serves on the Charles Albert Shull Award Committee. Dr. Stern has been a member of ASPB since 1989 and President of BTI since 2004.
His laboratory studies communication between different compartments in plant cells, in particular how molecular signals are passed between the nucleus and the chloroplast. Dr. Stern holds degrees from Cambridge and Stanford Universities and in addition to his position at BTI he has an adjunct faculty appointment in Plant Biology at Cornell University. BTI is an independent affiliate of Cornell University with the mission to advance and communicate scientific knowledge in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment and enhance human health.
David has been a member of ASPB since January 1, 1989.