Skip to main content

Discovery that Connects

From fundamental insights to better plants, sustainably grown, serving the world

Steve Tanksley receives Japan Prize in Tokyo

(Photo: Associated Press)
(Photo: Associated Press)

Plant Breeding and Genetics Professor Emeritus Steven D. Tanksley received the Japan Prize for Biological Production and Biological Environment on Wednesday from the emperor and empress of Japan.  The award recognizes his development of molecular genetic analysis and contribution to the stable production of food crops.  The prize includes a commemorative gold medal and a cash award of 50 million yen (approximately $420,000). A SIPS -sponsored reception in Tanksley’s honor was held in January following announcement of the award.

Read more:
Cornell Chronicle article
Japan Prize web site
Steve’s Japan Prize lecture
Steve’s biography (in Japanese with English subtitles)

Subscribe By Email

Get every new post delivered right to your inbox.

This form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Skip to toolbar