Robert J. Ferl
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Robert J. Ferl
Director ICBR
Professor Department of Horticultural Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-4711 ext. 301; E-mail: robferl@ufl.edu

    Academic History: Hiram College B.A. 1972 to 1976
    major: Biology
    minors: Chemistry, Computer Science

    Indiana University M.A., Ph.D. 1976 to 1980
    major: Genetics
    minors: Biochemistry

    Appointments:

    1980 - 1986, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University of Florida
    1986 - 1987, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, University of Florida
    1987 - 1990, Associate Professor, Department of Vegetable Crops
    1990 - Present Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department
    1986 - 1987, Acting Chairman, Department of Botany, University of Florida
    1985 - 1987, Director, Biological Sciences Teaching Program, University of Florida
    1990 - 1991, Administrative Council, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research at UF
    1988 - 1995, Chairman, Institutional Biosafety Committee
    1988 - Present, Director of UF ICBR DNA Sequencing Laboratory
    1992 - 1995, Director of UF ICBR BEECS Genetics Laboratory
    1994 - 2006, Assistant Director, UF Biotechnology Program

    2006- Present, Director Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research

    Past Honors:

    NIH Genetics Training Grant Trainee, 1976 - 1980
    Visiting Research Scientist: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Division of Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia 3/81 to 8/81
    Teacher of the Year, 1984 Presented by Lambda Gamma Phi Honorary Society, University of Florida
    Distinguished Teaching Award, 1984 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
    Member, NIH Biomedical Review Panel BI(3) 1985 - 1992
    Faculty Research Achievement Award 1987, 1989, 1992
    Member, USDA/CRGO/NRI Plant Molecular Biology Panel 1986, 1988, 1991
    Editorial Board, Plant Physiology 1988 - 1991, The Plant Journal 1995-
    Editorial Board, Author, Harper Collins Biology Texts
    Board of Examiners for GRE Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1989 - 1996
    Award of Excellence for Graduate Research, IFAS, University of Florida, 1994
    Panel Manager, USDA/NRI Plant Genetic Mechanisms Panel 1995, 2000

    US Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award for Excellence 1997
    CREES Recognition Award 1997
    Co-Organizer, Juan March Symposium on Plant Chromatin and DNA, Oct 1998
    UFRF Professorship 1999, 2005


 

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