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Committee Members


Leon Kochian | Co-Chair

Associate Director | Professor, Departments of Plant Sciences and Soil Sciences
Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests

Dr. Kochian’s research program is focused on crop adaptation to marginal soils, ion transport and the role of root architecture in nutrient acquisition efficiency.

Professional and Societal Memberships

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
  • Canadian Society of Agronomy
  • Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Senior Editor
  • Fellow, American Society of Plant Physiology
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science