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Krysan receives NAS Career Award

Patrick Krysan (Horticulture/Genome Center of Wisconsin) has received a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. The award, $700,000 over five years, will fund Krysan’s research efforts.

Krysan’s research interests include functional genomics using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, signal transduction (i.e. information flow through a living system) in Arabidopsis with a focus on MAP kinase signaling pathways, and development of novel technologies for understanding gene function at the genomic level. He teaches Plant Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation”s most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. CAREER awardees are selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution.