Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh, the director of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) and the Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair in Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected to the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.
Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world, with a membership that has included such luminaries as Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Max Planck.
Dehesh, a professor of molecular biochemistry, joined UC Riverside in July 2016. Previously she was the Paul Stumpf Endowed Chair in Plant Biochemistry at UC Davis.
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