Trudy Mackay of North Carolina State University to Receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Trudy Mackay, the William Neal Reynolds and University Distinguished Professor in the biological sciences department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has been selected to receive the Wolf Prize in agriculture from the Wolf Foundation in Israel.

The prize is given for “achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views.” Professor Mackay will be honored in Jerusalem in June and receive a $100,000 cash award.

Using the fruit fly, Professor Mackay’s research focuses on understanding the genetic and environmental factors affecting variation in quantitative traits. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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