University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

Alice Cheung, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research from the American Society of Plant Biologists. The award is given each year to “a plant scientist whose work both illuminates the present and suggests paths to enlighten the future.”

Dr. Cheung’s research investigating processes and mechanisms of plant reproduction and pollen tube growth – the centerpiece cell growth process that enables fertilization – features innovative experimental approaches that range from sophisticated biochemistry that detects detailed molecular interactions to advanced imaging systems to allow visualization of growth processes in living cells and tissues in real-time.

Professor Cheung joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts. Earlier, she taught for a decade at Yale University.

Dr. Cheung is a 1976 graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she majored in biochemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University.

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