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Jose Crossa becomes Distinguished Scientist

February 4, 2009

Biometrician Dr. José Crossa has recently been named a CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist. He is the sixth CIMMYT researcher to receive the honor. “Crossa is recognized and respected worldwide for his contributions in the classification and conservation of crop genetic resources, and his methods are used by specialists around the world,” says Jonathan Crouch, director of the Genetic Resources Program.

Other Distinguished Scientists are former director of Wheat Porgram Sanjaya Rajaram, former wheat cytologist, Mujeeb Kazi; retired maize breeder, Surinder K. Vasal; current wheat geneticist/pathologist, Ravi Singh; and retired maize breeder, Hugo Cordova.