MADISON, WI, Jul 13, 2016 – The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) announces the following 2016 award recipient to be formally presented at the CSSA Awards Ceremony on 2016-11-09 during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting, Nov 6-9, Phoenix, AZ - Sheraton Grand Phoenix Ballroom C. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and
international service, and research.

David M. Stelly, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX – CSSA Fellow: David Stelly is Professor at Texas A&M University and AgriLife Research, in College Station, Texas. Dr. Stelly graduated with a B.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin (UW), M.Sc. in Plant Breeding & Cytogenetics from Iowa State University, and Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics from the UW. He is internationally recognized for cotton cytogenetics, cytogenomics, reproductive cytology, genetics, applied genomics and wide-cross breeding research.

He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles. He has held leadership positions in domestic and international organizations that increased the vivaciousness of plant breeding research/education, and ushered forth quantum leaps in cotton genomics. He is active in Crop Science Society of America, International Cotton Genome Initiative, National Association of Plant Breeders, and a member of others. He served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee that just recently published a review on genetically engineered crops.

CSSA Fellow

Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the Crop Science Society of America. Members of the Society nominate
worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s
active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow.
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