Month: November 2016

2016 SIVB Young Scientist Award

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights Dr. Joshua Gasiorowski was awarded the Society for In Vitro Biology’s Young Scientist Award at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA.  Joshua received his B.S. degree with a major in Molecular Biology from Benedictine University (Lisle, IL), and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Northwestern University (Chicago, IL). He then pursued postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) and the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL).  In 2013, Dr. Gasiorowski was hired for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University (Downers Grove, IL). Dr. Gasiorowski has made significant contributions to in vitro biology research as evidenced by authorship on 17 peer-reviewed publications, 4 peer-reviewed book chapters, and numerous abstracts from presentations at scientific meetings.  His graduate research at Northwestern University focused on characterizing the dynamic intracellular movement of plasmid DNA in mammalian cells.  It has long been known that transfection of mammalian cells with non-viral DNA vectors typically results in short term transgene expression.  However, there were several published reports suggesting that the reason for...

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2016 SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights 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 recommended by the Awards Committee. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. Eugene Elmore and Dr. Yvonne Reid with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology in San Diego, CA. This issue highlights Dr. Eugene Elmore’s career. Dr. Yvonne Reid’s career was highlighted in the previous issue of the In Vitro Report. The Society for In Vitro Biology presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Eugene Elmore at our 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology. Gene has been an active and contributing member of the TCA/SIVB since 1984. During that time, he has been a significant contributor to the scientific programs, teaching/course programs and development of the society....

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President’s Report

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights If your interest turns to agriculture in this the time of harvest in the Midwest you can’t help watching the large scale of American agriculture on the move when green and red equipment fills our collective food baskets on a global scale.  It’s also the time when our public interest is drawn to Nobel prize winners, and locally the World Food Prize Laureates and numerous ‘side’ meetings that celebrate many of the ways that science and technology contribute to our society, well being, and progress.  I attended some of these meetings and particularly enjoyed Dr. Kevin Folta, 2016 Borlaug CAST* communication award winner because his address highlighted the optimism of constructive use of science and technology to address global scale problems in a way that touches and develops the potential of individuals around the world.   (*Council of Agricultural Science and Technology).   I was proud to be involved if only as a witness to good work and success. Yes, we can admit that we enjoy membership in numerous civic and professional organizations.   Among most professional organizations one common thread is maintaining an active, participative group of like-minded individuals—to put it...

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