Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Baulcombe, David
Location University of Cambridge
Primary Field Plant Biology
Secondary Field Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
 Election Citation
Baulcombe has characterized numerous plant genes conferring resistance against virus disease and pioneered the genetic engineering of virus resistance in plants. His work recognized the importance of gene silencing as a natural antiviral defense mechanism, and his discovery of short silencing RNA molecules has been seminal in the field of RNA interference.

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