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WSU News Gerald Edwards

Leading researcher, helpful teacher

He is recognized internationally as a leading authority on photosynthesis, and in 2001 – with colleagues Vince Franceschi and Elena Voznesenskaya – he discovered a unique form of photosynthesis. Now Gerald Edwards will be recognized by the university as a Regents professor.“I’m pleased to represent the sciences and WSU at this level,” Edwards said. “I’m humbled, though, because so many people helped me along the way. Science is not an individual activity.”  Despite the help, Edwards’ recognitions and awards at the national and international level do a good job of reflecting his accomplishments as a scientist and scholar. He has published more than 325 research articles, … » More …

Gerald Edwards to present Distinguished Faculty Address

Gerald E. Edwards, a Washington State University professor in the School of Biological Sciences and a Fellow of WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, will present the university’s annual Distinguished Faculty Address April 9.The 7:30 p.m. public talk, “Living by Photosynthesis,” is set for the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203. A member of the WSU faculty since 1981, Edwards is recognized by the international science community as one of the leading authorities in the general area of photosynthesis. His research contributions over a 30-year career span have led to a textbook understanding of how certain plants utilize a more efficient C4 cycle … » More …