Maize Genetics Cooperation honors 2 faculty
The Maize Genetics Cooperation recently honored two Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) faculty, Carolyn Lawrence-Dill and Marna Yandeau-Nelson.
Lawrence-Dill, GDCB and agronomy professor and CALS associate dean for research and discovery, received the 2023 Maize Genetics Cooperator Award.
According to the Maize Genetics Cooperation, “The Maize Genetics Cooperator Award recognizes maize cooperators who have dedicated their careers to service by supporting community resources, organizing collaborative efforts, or enabling maize research.” Eligible cooperators “must have shown dedication to service that has led to broad impact or advanced the spirit of cooperation within the community; and has been an active member of the maize genetics community for at least 10 years.”
Yandeau-Nelson, GDCB associate professor, received the 2023 M. Rhoades Early Career Award.
According to the Maize Genetics Cooperation, the Rhoades Early-Career Maize Genetics Award is given to an individual who has made “significant research contributions through genetic studies of maize or related species.” The individual needs to be in a permanent position at least eight years.
The Maize Genetics Cooperation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in maize genetics and breeding and developing the next generation of scientists.