Colorado State University Biology Professor Named Fellow of American Society of Plant Biologists

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A.S.N. Reddy, professor in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists – a prestigious honor awarded to a select group of scientists across the country.

The fellowship is the second major award for Reddy this year. In January, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Reddy has made seminal contributions to scientists’ understanding of calcium signaling in plants as well as significant insights into mRNA splicing and plant responses to pathogen attack. He runs a laboratory with six fellow scientists who use molecular, cell biological, genetic and biochemical approaches to study basic and applied research in plant cell and molecular biology.

He is a dedicated educator who has been recognized as the Outstanding Science Mentor in the field of biology at Colorado State University. He has also held the title of Professor Laureate, the highest academic honor awarded by the College of Natural Sciences to select faculty for their career accomplishments.

Reddy has served on the American Society of Plant Biologists Program Committee for three years and played a central role in organizing several annual meetings for the society. He also serves on the society’s Executive Committee as the elected representative of the Western Section and as monitoring editor for Plant Physiology, a scientific journal.

Reddy’s work in the field is reflected in more than 3,100 citations of his publications, which include papers that have been cited more than 270 times.

Fellows of the American Society of Plant Biologists are named in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the Society by current members in areas that include research, education, mentoring, outreach and professional and public service, according to the organization’s website. Current members of ASPB who have contributed to the Society for at least 10 years are eligible for nomination.