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Winslow Russell Briggs, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Briggs has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in science education

    PALO ALTO, CA, July 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Winslow Russell Briggs, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Briggs celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 60 years of academic experience to his credit, Dr. Briggs has worked as both professor emeritus with the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and director emeritus with the Department of Plant Biology for the Carnegie Institution for Science since 1993. Prior to these appointments, he served as director with the Department of Plant Biology for the Carnegie Institution for Science from 1973 to 1993. Dr. Briggs has held various additional roles for the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, including professor from 1966 to 1967 and from 1973 to 1993, associate professor from 1962 to 1966, assistant professor from 1957 to 1962, and instructor from 1955 to 1957.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Briggs pursued an education at Harvard University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 and a Master of Arts in 1952. He concluded his studies in 1956, graduating from Harvard University with a Doctor of Philosophy. In 2002, Dr. Briggs received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in natural science from the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany, and in 2016 was awarded a doctoral degree honoris causa by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Beyond his efforts within the field, Dr. Briggs has contributed to numerous endeavors outside of his teaching and research. The honorary editor of Molecular Plant, he has contributed over 275 articles on plant growth and photobiology to several esteemed professional journals. He has also served on the editorial board for Annual Review of Plant Physiology from 1961 to 1993 and again as Associate Editor from 2005 through 2014, and was a co-author of the book "Life on Earth" in 1973. Additionally, Dr. Briggs has been an active volunteer for the Henry W. Coe State Park in California since 1977.

In addition to his primary trade, Dr. Briggs remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He has maintained involvement as president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences from 1980 to 1981, the California Botanical Society from 1976 to 1977, and the American Society of Plant Physiologists, now recognized as the American Society of Plant Biologists, from 1975 to 1976. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Society for Photobiology, the Botanical Society of America, and the Nature Conservancy. Likewise, Dr. Briggs has been associated with Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, and the Einstein Professorship Program with both the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Briggs has accrued several accolades and honors throughout his impressive career. An honorary member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 1986, he has been presented with the U.S. Senior Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation in 1984 and 1985, the Stephen Hales Prize from the American Society of Plant Biologists in 1994, and the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1995. He has also earned the John B. Dewitt California State Parks Partnership Award from the State of California in 2000, and the Finsen Medal from the International Union of Photobiology in 2000.

Most recently receiving the International Prize for Biology in 2009 from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science and the Adolph E. Gude Jr. Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists in 2007, Dr. Briggs has also been honored as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Plant Biologists, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in America: Student Version, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Briggs has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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