2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Phillips received a B.A. degree in Philosophy (1975) and a Ph.D. degree in Crop Science (1981) with a major in plant breeding and genetics and a minor in plant physiology, both degrees awarded from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Phillips’ research has focused on the development and application of cell genetics and biotechnology to improve crop plants.

His extramural research support ($6,657,221) has been awarded by various competitive grants panels and private companies.  He has authored or co-authored 49 refereed journal articles, 30 invited chapters, co-edited a lab manual on plant tissue culture methods, and has over 90 other miscellaneous publications and abstracts.  He has been an ad-hoc reviewer for 15 different journals and for 23 panels or divisions of 8 different federal funding agencies……..>

Read Dr. Phillips Acceptance speech here. 

President’s Report
Your SIVB board just concluded a meeting in St. Louis in preparation for the annual meeting in June—and the excitement is already building!  You’ll hear a lot more detail from our program chair, Dave Songstad about the latest scientific advances in our research areas ..…..>
2017 Fellow Award
Dr. Miho Kusuda Furue was given the SIVB IVACS Fellow Award at the 2017 annual meeting in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Furue received her DDS degree from the Hiroshima University School of Dentistry in 1986, she received her Ph.D from the same institution in 1990, and she joined the SIVB in 1994..….>

Please help the Society to recognize and celebrate scientific achievements of our members in 2018. SIVB offers awards for members at all stages of their career. Below is a list of the awards available. Please take a moment to review the criteria and nomination processes for each award along with the convenient nominations form. Past recipients for each award can be found at https://sivb.org/awards.html and you can read the details on how to nominate someone for an award by clicking on the award name:

Nominations are due February 1, 2018 so start the process today and let us know if you want to nominate an eligible candidate! …>

2017 Young Scientist Award
During the Plant Biotechnology Section meeting at the 2017 Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) conference Dr. Sukhpreet Sandhu was acknowledged for receiving the SIVB Young Scientist Award as a result of her contributions to the field of in vitro biology and SIVB.

Dr. Sandhu received her B.S. in Plant Science from Panjub University (Chandigarh, India) in 1999.  She continued her education receiving her M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Punjab Agricultural University (Ludhiana, India) in 2002….>

2017 Awards

Student Awards
Student Poster Competition
Editor’s Corner
Best Practices in Cell Culture Articles
Journal Highlights
Member’s Corner

Member Profile
Member News
New Members
Fund for the Future
In This Issue – 51.4
President’s Report Agricultural Marketing Service – Response from the Society for In Vitro Biology 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update
Lifetime Achievement Award Gregory Phillips – Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech Young Scientist Award
Fellow Award Student Awards Student Poster Competitions
Journal Highlights Editor’s Corner Best Practices Papers
Member News Member Profile – Dr. Keith Redenbaugh New Members
Fund for the Future