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AAAS Names Noble Research Institute Professor 2019 Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science aims to fulfill its mission “to advance science and serve society.”

Posted Dec. 11, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute professor Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as an AAAS Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the organization.

This year, 443 members from around the world were selected as Fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows, who are nominated by their peers, will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, during the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. This year’s Fellows were formally announced in the AAAS News and Notes section of the journal Science on Nov. 29, 2019.

Mysore’s research is focused on finding new disease resistant genes in plants to help reduce crop plant losses. Diseases cause significant losses in food production.

As part of the Biological Sciences section, Mysore was elected as an AAAS Fellow for his distinguished contributions to the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions, particularly in the area of non-host resistance and for developing genetic resources for plant functional genomics.

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered for the rank of Fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the Association’s 24 sections by any three Fellows who are current AAAS members (but not affiliated with the nominee’s institution) or by the AAAS chief executive officer.

AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.

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Kiran Mysore, Ph.D.Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., professor and principal investigator, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Kiran Mysore, Ph.D. working with plantsKiran Mysore, Ph.D., examines plants that are infected with a disease that is not common for the plant type. This process helps his team build disease resistance in crops.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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