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Danforth Center Scientist Elected AAAS Fellow


Dr. Eliot Herman, member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.

St. Louis, MO, December 07, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Dr. Eliot Herman, member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. The election of AAAS Fellows by their peers has been a tradition for more than 130 years and is an honor bestowed upon distinguished persons who are members of the Association. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Herman is being honored for distinguished contribution to the field of seed biology and biotechnology. Herman received his Ph.D. from UCSD and was a Supergrade plant physiologist with the USDA/ARS at Beltsville MD and the Danforth Center. He has served as NSF Program Director and as Science Fellow at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm working on biotechnology regulation. He was awarded the 2004 Plow Award from the US Secretary of Agriculture for his work on food allergies. Dr. Herman’s research interests are in the cell and molecular biology of regulating seed composition.

For his contributions he and other AAAS Fellows selected this year will be presented with a certificate and rosette on Feb. 18, 2012, during the AAAS Fellows Forum, a part of the Association’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Each year the Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The organization was founded in 1848 and the tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874.

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 and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center invites you to visit its new website, www.danforthcenter.org, featuring interactive information on the Center’s scientists, news and research, including the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels, the Center for Advanced Biofuel Research, and the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. Public education outreach, RSS feeds and the brand-new “Roots & Shoots” blog help keep visitors up to date with Center’s current operations and areas of research. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.

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 as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.

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