Stan Roux received his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude
from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL in 1966, his
M.S. in Biology from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1968, and
his Ph. D. in Biology from Yale University in 1971. After two years
as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biophysics and
Biochemistry at Yale, he spent 5 years as an Assistant Professor
at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1978 he moved to his current
academic home at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was
Chair of the Department of Botany (1986-90) and of the Division of
Biological Sciences (1997-99), and where he is currently Professor
in the School of Biological Sciences, Section of Molecular Cell & Developmental
Biology, and faculty Ombudsperson for the University.
has published over 100 primary research articles and scholarly reviews
on the topic of the molecular mechanisms by which plants convert
light and gravity signals into changes in growth and development.
After winning Departmental, College, and University teaching awards,
he was selected in 2000 as a member of the Academy of Distinguished
Teachers at the University of Texas. In 2002 he received the Piper
Professor Award from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, a state-wide
award given for excellence in College and University teaching.
his research and significant involvement in teaching, he has served
on the editorial board of Plant Physiology (1985-92), on the Executive
Committee of the American Society of Plant Physiologists (1992-97),
and as president of the American Society for Gravitational and Space
Biology (1995). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Newsletter
of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology and of
the new journal Gravitational and Space Biology.