Schaal named to agricultural research committee


Barbara A. Schaal, PhD, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, is one of eight distinguished scientists named to the newly formed Scientific Advisory Committee for the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation.

The committee’s primary mission is to strengthen agricultural research and raise its profile within the broader science community. Special focus will be placed on the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative program, the nation’s primary source of competitively awarded funding within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For more details about the committee and its goals, visit SoAR.