Plant pathology professor Andrew Bent has been named an American Phytopathological Society (APS) Fellow.
The APS grants this honor to APS members in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the APS in one or more of the areas of: original research, teaching, administration, professional and public service, and/or extension and outreach.
Professor Bent is widely recognized for his internationally renowned research, which has significantly advanced the knowledge of the molecular mechanisms underlying plant disease resistance. Specifically, Bent has made multiple important discoveries about pathogen recognition, the signaling events leading to defense activation, and the host defenses that are induced. His research has focused both on the model plant Arabidopsis and on soybean, one of the world’s most important food crops.
Read more on the APS website.