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Researcher Gregory May Elected AAAS Fellow

February 14, 2012


Through peer recognition, Gregory May, senior research manager for Pioneer, has recently been named a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). May received this distinction for his meritorious efforts to advance science through distinguished contributions to the field of crop genomics and educational outreach to Hispanic and Native American students.

The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

May joined Pioneer in September 2011 in the Analytical and Genomics Technology department where he is responsible for leading genomics research efforts. Prior to joining Pioneer, May was President of the National Center for Genome Resources. May received his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology, American Society of Plant Biologists, and was named 1999 Inventor of the Year from the New York Patent Law Association.  He has authored or co-authored over 95 peer-reviewed publications.