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

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Arntzen, Charles J.
Location Arizona State University
Primary Field Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Secondary Field Plant Biology
 Election Citation
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 Research Interests
Prior to retirement, Arntzen's research activities were in plant molecular biology and protein engineering, and in using plant biotechnology to enhance food quality and value, to express pharmacologically active products in plants, and to overcome health and agricultural constraints in the developing world. He is a pioneer in the development of plant-based vaccines for human disease prevention (with special emphasis on needs of poor countries) and disease prevention in animal agriculture. After 2001, this research was extended to the creation of effective vaccines and therapeutics to reduce the threats of biowarfare agents and related infectious diseases.

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