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Shaw to receive prestigious honor for plant pathology research

July 08, 2009

The 2009 Alexopoulos Prize will be given to Dr. Brian Shaw, Texas A&M University assistant professor of plant pathology and microbiology July 29 in Snowbird, Utah.

The honor - based on quality, originality and quantity of published work - is also known as the Outstanding Early-Career Mycologist Award of the Mycological Society of America.

Shaw has authored 17 research papers and four review papers in 12 years. Both the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture fund his research projects.

Shaw earned his doctoral degree from Cornell University in 2000. After holding a post-doctoral position at the University of Georgia, he joined the Texas A&M University plant pathology and microbiology department as assistant professor in 2003. He is expected to be promoted to associate professor in September. He is jointly appointed with Texas AgriLife Research.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

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