Prem P. Jauhar, research geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, Northern Crop Science Laboratory and plant sciences adjunct professor at NDSU, has been elected as a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India for 2012.
Election to fellowship is the highest honor a professional society can bestow on its members. Jauhar also was elected Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America in 1995, the American Society of Agronomy in 1996 and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003.
Additionally, Jauhar’s diverse research has been published in a variety of journals, including Nature (London), Chromosoma, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Genome, Plant Breeding, Genetica, Hereditas, the Journal of Heredity and Crop Science. Since 1990, he has served as the associate editor of the Journal of Heredity, an international journal of genetics.
He also was invited to serve on the International Advisory Committee for the XIII International Chromosome Conference held in Italy in 1998.
National Academy of Sciences of India was founded in 1930. Other Foreign Fellows elected with Jauhar in 2012 include David Logan, Coulson Professor at University of Oxford, England; and Helmut Schwarz, president of the Alexander Humboldt Foundation, Germany, and Distinguished Professor at Technische Universität, Institut für Chemie, Berlin, Germany.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.