TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) postdoctoral research associate in the College of Engineering Science and Technology and Agriculture (CESTA), Hemanth Vasanthaiah, was recently featured in the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).
“This has exposed me and my work on functional genomics and proteomics of grapes at the Center for Viticulture, CESTA, and FAMU, and is a great help in achieving my goal,” said Vasanthaiah.
Vasanthaiah’s goal is to identify and characterize gene(s) that confer resistance against diseases. He is currently working on grape genomics and proteomics related to Pierce’s disease (PD) and Anthracnose.
The column features some of the dedicated and innovative members of ASPB who believe that membership in the society is crucial for the future of plant biology. Vasanthaiah has been a member of ASPB since 2006.
“We’re proud of the mention of Dr. Vasanthaiah, based on his outstanding achievements in plant biology and the pride it brings to CESTA,” said Makola M. Abdullah, dean of CESTA.
ASPB is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences. It was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. It publishes highly cited and respected journals. Membership spans from diverse areas of academia, government laboratories, and industrial and commercial environments. The Society also has a large student membership. ASPB plays a key role in uniting the international plant science disciplines.
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