February 17, 2011 in City

Former WSU dean receives Wolf Prize


A former dean of the Washington State University College of Agriculture will be awarded the Wolf Prize for Agriculture.

James Cook will share the $100,000 that is awarded annually by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation to promote science and the arts for the benefit of humankind.

Cook will share the prize with Harris A. Lewin of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois. The presentation takes place at the Israeli Knesset Building on May 23.

He is being honored for seminal discoveries in plant pathology and soil microbiology that impact crop productivity and disease management.

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