Botany 2005 - Scientific Meeting

Learning From Plants
Austin, Texas
August 13 - 17, 2005
Annals of Botany Speaker



Dr. Stanley J. Roux,

The University of Texas, Austin
Signals that Regulate Germination and Polarized Growth in Pollen and Fern Spores

Dr. 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.

He 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.

Besides 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.



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