Dr. Ping He renewed his four-year grant entitled “Differential regulation of plant innate immunity” from National Institute of Health.
The third class of Presidential Impact Fellows joins with more than 40 colleagues recognized in prior years with one of the most prestigious scholarly impact awards presented to Texas A&M faculty. The award was initiated by President Michael K. Young as a significant investment in faculty excellence and a recognition of the scholarship, personal commitment, and global impact awardees are making as they rise to meet the challenges of their field and demonstrate impact.
Presidential Impact Fellows retain their new title for life and receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for three years. The goal of this investment is to allow scholars increased opportunities for national and global dialogue and collaboration across disciplines and beyond the borders of institutions.
Congratulations, Dr. He on your success, as this is quite the honor! Read more
FDA Approves Ultra-Low Gossypol Cottonseed For Human, Animal Consumption
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration green-lighted an ultra-low gossypol cottonseed developed by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers, Dr. Keerti Rathore. The edible cottonseed, which the FDA approved in October 2019, has the potential to make a significant impact on nutrition security around the world.
“This approval from FDA enables cultivation and use of this promising new cottonseed product within the U.S.,” Rathore said. Read more
Chancellor Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows
Launched this year, EDGES Fellowships were developed with resources from Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp to support and honor mid-career faculty who are making significant marks in their discipline. EDGES Fellowships are awarded to faculty members with national and international acclaim and careers that are on-track for membership in national academies or national and international awards in fields without national academies. EDGES Fellows retain the right to use the title throughout their tenure as faculty members in good standing.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Shan in this leadership role as we continue to discover new, innovative technologies that help solve complex challenges,” said Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M and acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
“Dr. Shan will lead vibrant research teams within the institute and direct sustainable development of these facilities as coherent parts of the agricultural research community on and off campus at Texas A&M.”
The institute serves as host to 11 faculty research laboratories affiliated with seven different departments providing a plant growth facility, multi-crop transformation facility and lab for genomic technology. The facilities support AgriLife Research and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Read more