Scholthof named 2009 American Phytopathological Society Fellow

July 08, 2009

Dr. Herman Scholthof, professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2009 American Phytopathological Society Fellow. Scholthof, who also has an appointment with Texas AgriLife Research, will receive the honor during the society's annual meeting Aug. 4 in Portland, Ore.

Fellows are recognized for "distinguised contributions to plant pathology" or to the society.

The Netherlands native earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Wageningen University. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky.

Scholthof held a post-doctoral position at the University of California-Berkeley, then joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1994. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School and The Boyce Thompson Institute-Cornell University.

He also is a founding member of the Texas A&M Intercollegiate Faculty of Virology, and his work has been published in numerous journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

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