Month: September 2004

President’s Report

The Society for In Vitro Biology has a rich and varied history, and many current and former members can recall seminal events in their careers from professional interactions as a result of participation in activities of SIVB, whether at the scientific meetings, through publications from Society journals and other formats, and during various functions of committees, branch sections, sections, and informal gatherings. While the past is fascinating for reflective moments, the future for our profession, and SIVB, offers unlimited opportunities to build expanded visions. In an opinion many of us share, the life sciences are critical to humanity’s survival...

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Thorpe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The highest honor given by the Society for In Vitro Biology is the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented to scientists who are considered pioneers or highly influential researchers to the science and art of cell culture. They are men and women who have devoted their careers to exemplary research and/or teaching. The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are selected by vote of the Board of Directors from a list of nominations received and recommendation by the Awards Chair. Eugene Elmore was the chairperson for 2004. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to three scientists at the 2004...

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2004 Plant Fellow Award

The Plant Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities. Gregory C. Phillips, PhD, Arkansas State University “I came into my career path in a round-about way,” Greg Phillips states. “That pathway has colored my approach to science education and research.” Greg’s father, Dr. Ronald E. Phillips, was a soil scientist at the University of Arkansas and the University of Kentucky. Both...

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2004 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to those, selected by the SIVB President, who have demonstrated and given extra effort in support of the SIVB programs and endeavors. The following SIVB members were presented the Distinguished Service Award at the 2004 World Congress, held in San Francisco, California. Additional winners will be listed in future issues of the In Vitro Report. John Masters John Masters was a graduate student at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in the Department of Sammy Franks, a pioneer of in vitro techniques who had trained with George Gey. The rest of his career has been spent in clinical departments undertaking translational cancer research. Most of Dr. Master’s research uses in vitro technology – growing primary cultures of human normal and cancer cells to study stem cells and prediction of response to therapy and prognosis. He is currently Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Centre and Vice-President of the European Society of Tissue Culture.     Suzanne Rogers Dr. Rogers received her undergraduate degree in horticulture at Cornell University, her Masters of Science degree in horticulture at Ohio State University and her PhD degree in Agronomy at the University of Illinois. Dr. Rogers’ research interests are in the application of regeneration and transformation protocols to generate model systems for the transformation of wetland monocots such as Typha, Juncus, Scirpus, and Carex species. The long-term goals...

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2004 SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2004 World Congress on In Vitro Biology, San Francisco, California. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB Website ( or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940,, or Dr. Gertrude Buerhing, Chair, Student Affairs & Awards, (510) 642-3870,   2004 HONOR B. FELL AWARD, 2004 CELLULAR TOXICOLOGY AWARD and 2004 JOSEPH F. MORGAN AWARD Capacity of Fish Cell Lines to Undergo Apoptosis in Response to Two Toxicants: Gliotoxin and Copper Although fish cell lines are widely used in toxicology and...

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