Nina Vsevolod Fedoroff
Award Name : National Medal of Science
Year of Award : 2006
Award for : Biology
Location : Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Nina Vsevolod Fedoroff is an American molecular biologist known for her research in life sciences and biotechnology, especially transposable elements or jumping genes. In 2007, President George W. Bush awarded her the National Medal of Science, she is also a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Microbiology. Nina’s primary scientific expertise is in plant genetics and molecular biology. She has served as a Staff Scientist of the Carnegie Institution for Science and in academic posts at the Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals on the molecular analysis of plant transposable elements, stress responses and micro RNA processing. She received the National Medal Of Science in 2006.