Dr. Richard Askey is professor emeritus in the department of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has been a Guggenheim Fellow as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Bangalore.
A champion in the field of green chemistry, Terry Collins has been recognized internationally for his work in creating a new class of oxidation catalysts with the potential for enormous, positive impact on the environment. Experts worldwide believe that Collins’ systems can be used to effectively replace chlorine-based oxidants in large global technologies.
Dr. Michael Clegg is the Donald Bren Professor of biological sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology in the School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine.
Michael Lynch is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research looks at population-level evolutionary processes, focusing on mechanisms of evolution at the gene, genomic, cellular, and phenotypic levels, with special attention being given to the roles of mutation, random genetic drift and recombination.
Dr. Jeff Bennetzen is chair and professor of genetics at the University of Georgia. He is well known for his research on the intricacies of the plant genomes and has studied corn, wheat, barley, rice and sorghum.