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Sue Wessler



Susan R. Wessler

Neil A and Rochelle A Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovations in Science Education
Distinguished Professor of Genetics;
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor;
Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences


Mailing Address:

Botany and Plant Sciences
Genomics Building /4107A
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-7866
Fax: (951) 827-5155
Email: susan.wessler@ucr.edu



PhD 1980 Cornell University
BS 1974 State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook


College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences


Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Center for Disease Vector Research


Areas Of Expertise:

Genome Evolution; Genetics; Transposable Elements; Bioinformatics; Scientific Teaching


Awards / Honors:

2013 Election to American Philosophical Society
2012 FASEB Excellence in Science Award
2011 Stephen Hales Prize, American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
2011 Election to Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences
2010 SF Yang Memorial Lecture/Award, SF Yang Memorial Foundation, Taiwan
2007 Distinguished Scientist Award, Southeastern Universities Research Association
2007 Darlington Lecture, John Innes Institute, UK
2007 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2006 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1998 Election to National Academy of Sciences





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