Biochemistry professor Richard Amasino has been awarded a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Named Professorship. Support for the award is provided by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) with funding from WARF.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with this award,” Amasino says. “Because it’s a university-wide award it is even more humbling to receive it given all of the great faculty at this outstanding university.”
Amasino has a long history of extraordinary research, teaching, and service to the university, state of Wisconsin, and the worldwide scientific community. His research as a plant biochemist has combined biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetic approaches to investigate the molecular basis of how plants sense the seasonal cues of changing day-length and temperature and use these cues to flower at the appropriate time of year. He also participates in the research program of the Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), studying how to increase yield of grasses used for biomass production, and for the first 10 years of the GLBRC served on the management team that oversaw the research portfolio.
Read more about Amasino’s work at the link below.