National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2006
Plant Molecular Biologist. Geneticist. First to clone and characterize maize transposons. Founding director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. Interests: Education, Public Policy.
"It's as much wanting to succeed as it is to using your brains. I've seen very bright people fall out of the system".
Nina Fedoroff, 13 Jul 2007. Source: Flickr.com
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Name: Nina V. Fedoroff
Title: Evan Pugh Professor of Biology
Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Citation:: "For her pioneering work on plant molecular biology, and for her being the first to clone and characterize maize transposons. She has contributed to education and public policy pertaining to recombinant DNA and genetic modification of plants." Awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 27, 2007.