Professor Lemaux Awarded Crop Science Fellowship

November 26, 2007
Peggy Lemaux, professor of Plant and Microbial Biology and cooperative extension specialist, has been selected to be a 2007 Crop Science Society of America fellow.

Nominated by colleagues within the society, Lemaux is one of ten fellows selected for 2007. Lemaux’s research focuses on developing and utilizing genetic engineering technologies to improve cereal crops, including her involvement in the nutritional improvement of sorghum for Africa through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She also participates in public outreach programs which address agricultural practices, food production, and the impact of new technology on agriculture.

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is an educational organization dedicated to helping their 5,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy, crop, and soil sciences by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.