Lincoln Taiz, professor emeritus of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Taiz is among the inaugural class of ASPB Fellows announced in September. The honor is granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the society by current members.
Taiz is known for his work on plant cell walls, cell expansion, and enzymes called vacuolar ATPases that transport protons across membranes in plant cells. His research interests also include uptake and tolerance of metals by plants; regulation of the tiny pores called stomata that open and close to allow gas exchange in plant leaves; and the history of botany.
Taiz served on the editorial board of the journal Plant Physiology and is the author of several ASPB-sponsored publications. His textbook Plant Physiology, coauthored by Eduardo Zeiger, serves as the authoritative text for students entering the plant biology community.