The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently elected 84 new members, including two IGI Investigators. Pam Ronald from UC Davis and David Zilberman of UC Berkeley join the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, non-profit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.
To learn more about their IGI-funded research, visit their project pages:
- Establishment of a novel tissue culture-free CRISPR-Cas9 RNP delivery system for efficient genome editing in rice – Pam Ronald (lead PI)
- Assessing stakeholder understanding of genome editing to inform productive engagement – Pam Ronald (co-PI)
- Maximizing social, economic, and environmental benefits from genome editing technologies in agriculture – David Zilberman