McCoy Award for research won by Salt
March 4, 2010David Salt, professor of horticulture and landscape architecture in the College of Agriculture, is the winner of the 2010 Herbert Newby McCoy Award, the most prestigious research award given by Purdue. The award is in recognition of Salt’s pioneering and innovative efforts in the use of genome-scale biological approaches and information technologies to define and drive the field of ionomics. He is an international leader in the field of plant nutrition and has made significant impacts on environmental sustainability, agriculture and human health.
The McCoy Award is presented annually to a Purdue student or faculty member for outstanding contributions to science. The award was established in 1964 by Ethel Terry McCoy in memory of her husband, a Purdue alumnus. The winner is nominated by colleagues and selected by faculty representatives and the University president.
Salt will address the Purdue community at the McCoy Distinguished Lecture later this year. A date will be announced.