Libo Shan recognized by U.S. plant biologists societywith Charles Albert Shull Award

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872,

Contact:  Dr. Libo Shan,,  979-845-8818

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Libo Shan of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Research molecular biologist, has earned the Charles Albert Shull Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists.

“I feel extremely honored to be selected as the recipient of this prestigious award,” Shan said.

The society said Shan was chosen for her “impressive contributions to the field of plant–microbe interactions and plant immune signaling. Libo’s research discoveries have deepened our understanding of the function of plant immune receptors and the downstream pathways they trigger,” according to the award citation.

Dr. Libo Shan (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

Dr. Libo Shan (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

In particular, the society noted her “efforts to establish cotton as a model system (which) will help future work to refine disease protection strategies for agriculturally important plants.”

The recipient is invited to address the society’s annual meeting the following year.Shan will present in Minneapolis, Minnesotain July 2015. In addition to travel expenses for that conference, Shan was presented $2,000.

Created in 1971 to honor Charles Albert Shull, the society’s founding father and the first editor-in-chief of “Plant Physiology,” the award recognizes “outstanding investigations in the field of plant biology by a scientist who is under 45 years of age on Jan. 1 of the year of presentation, or who is fewer than 10 years from the granting of the doctoral degree.”


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