Arthur HuntArthur Hunt, professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is among the newest Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Association members elect Fellows for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its application. The association’s Section on Biological Sciences nominated Hunt.

Hunt is a faculty member in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, where he studies gene expression in plants. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of messenger RNA polyadenylation in plants and is interested in studying the contributions that this process makes to plants’ responses to environmental stress and disease. He is also engaged in national and international outreach activities that make cost-effective methods for conducting genome-scale molecular biology research available to faculty at numerous institutions.

Hunt has published more than 100 research and review articles and co-edited a book on polyadenylation in plants. He is also a co-inventor on three patents. He has served on grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health, U. S. Department of Agriculture and National Science Foundation.

Hunt will be recognized at the AAAS annual meeting on Feb. 17 in Austin, Texas.

Author: Katie Pratt, UK Ag Communications
Contact: Arthur Hunt, 859-218-0776