Professor Mary Lou Guerinot has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Academy members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to science. The NAS has 2,291 active members and 465 foreign associates
Professor Guerinot joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 1985 as an Assistant Professor. She has trained more than 100 undergraduate researchers and 19 graduate researchers since arriving at Dartmouth. She has served as Department Chair, Associate Dean for the Sciences and Vice Provost. Professor Guerinot is the Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences.
The focus of the Guerinot lab is metal and metalloid homeostasis in plants. Essential minerals play an important role in both plant and human health. Her lab been a leader in identifying the genetic players and mechanisms involved in iron uptake and homeostasis in plants. Her worked has been funded by several organizations including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the United State Department of Agriculture.
Professor Guerinot's scholarship includes more than 115 scientific publications and service on multiple grant panels, advisory boards and editorial boards. She has received numerous honors and awards including election to the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in 2007 and the 2015 Dartmouth Dean of Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Advising.
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