Nebraska professor to receive crop science research award

Tom Clemente will receive the Crop Science Society of America's Crop Science Research Award, presented to recognize outstanding research contributions in crop science.

June 28, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) has named Tom Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished professor of Biotechnology, Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a recipient of their Crop Science Research Award. The award is presented to recognize outstanding research contributions in crop science. 

Clemente has contributed to 69 peer reviewed publications, six patents and six book chapters. His program has aided in the scientific training of many individuals, both domestic and international, including 22 graduate students and 11 postdoctoral associates. Clemente's research has been enriched through collaborative projects that have brought together multidisciplinary approaches to address the grand challenges facing agriculture. His research is complemented through interactions with farmers and agriculture groups that have broadened his understanding of what is required to maintain a plentiful and safe food supply.

Clemente received a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Plant Pathology from Oklahoma State University, a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University, and received postdoctoral training at Monsanto Company prior to joining the university. 

The award will be formally presented at the CSSA Awards Ceremony on October 23 during the scientific society’s annual meeting in Tampa. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony, and $2,000.

For more information on the 2017 awards, including award descriptions, visit: 

Tom Clemente
Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology
Center for Plant Science Innovation

Writer: Gina Incontro - IANR Media