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Doug Soltis Elected Member of the US National Academy of Sciences

May 31, 2017 08:03PM

Plant biologist, distinguished biology professor and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, Doug Soltis has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in American science.


Soltis is recognized worldwide for his research on the origin and evolution of flowering plants, plant genome evolution and the relationships between plants. Using genomic methods and computational modeling, he investigates the patterns and processes of plant evolution and identifies conservation priorities.  


“Doug is a brilliant biologist who consistently ranks among UF’s most highly cited faculty members, and is one of the intellectual leaders of the National Science Foundation’s Tree of Life initiative,” says Doug Jones, director of the Florida Museum.

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