Elizabeth Kellogg Elected As Member of the National Academy of Sciences

We are excited to announce that Dr. Elizabeth “Toby” Kellogg, Robert E. King Distinguished Investigator and Member of the Danforth Plant Science Center, was elected today as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. 

As one of the leading plant biologists in the world studying the grasses, Toby’s work revolutionized our understanding of the evolution of cereal crops and their wild relatives. She has used natural diversity to unlock the genetic potential of crops, and conversely, the genetic tools of crops to understand natural diversity. Toby’s work over the years revealed the genetic and developmental bases of morphological, anatomical and physiological features of plants that comprise vital native grasslands and some of our most important domesticated crops.

“We are thrilled to see Toby recognized for her ground-breaking scientific achievements, and we celebrate her receiving this high honor,” said Jim Carrington, president of the Danforth Plant Science Center. “She represents the very best of the Danforth Center and the broader plant biology community.”

The National Academy of Sciences has membership comprised of the nation’s leading scientists, and is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Election as a member is one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.