Michael T. Clegg

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Professor emeritus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Past Foreign Secretary, US National Academy of Sciences

Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1972

Phone: (xxx)xxx-xxxx
Email: mclegg@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine

Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Plant Genetics; population genetics; molecular evolution
Academic Distinctions
NDEA Fellowship 1969 -72
Guggenheim Fellow 1981 -82
President American Genetic Association, 1987
Member, US National Academy of Sciences, Elected 1990
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elected 1992
Key Lecturer, American Genetic Association 1994
Darwin Prize, Edinburgh University 1995
Award of Distinction, UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 1999
Presidential Chair, University of California, Riverside 2000 – 2002.
President-Elect, President and Past President, Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution, 2000-2003
Nei Lecturer, Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution, Sorrento, Italy June, 2002
Chair-Elect, Chair and Past Chair; AAAS Section on Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources 2003-2005
Elected Foreign Secretary, US National Academy of Sciences, 2002-2006, reelected 2006-10, reelected 2010-2014.
Elected Fellow, World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2006
Elected Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Exact Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina, 2007
Elected Corresponding Member of the Academia de Agronomia and Veterinaria of Argentina, 2007.
Elected Corresponding Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, 2008.
Honorary Member Palestinian Academy of Sciences, 2009
Elected Corresponding Member Cuban Academy of Sciences, 2010
Designated Senior Fellow, California Council Science and Technology, 2010
Elected Foreign Fellow Nigerian Academy of Science, 2012
Elected Member, American Philosophical Society, 2012
Elected Foreign Member Ugandan National Acadmey of Sciences, 2017.
Elected Corresponding Member Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 2018.
Elected co-Chair, Inter American Network of Academies of Science 2010-13 and re-eleccted 2013-16.
Elected Vice President (external) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) September 2014-2017.
Elected Treasurer InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) - 2019-2022.
178. Clegg, M. T., J. A. Asenjo and A. de la Cruz. 2015. The Inter American Network of Academies of Science: An example of Science-Based cooperation in the Americas. AAAS Science & Diplomacy. 03.30.2015.

179. Poets, A. M., Z. Fang, M. T. Clegg, and P. L. Morrell. 2015. Barley landraces are characterized by geographically heterogeneous genomic origins. Genome Biology Genome Biology.16: 173. DOI: 10.1186/s13059-015-0712-3. URL: http://www.genomebiology.com/2015/16/1/173

180. Pickering, T. R., A. A. F. Mahmoud, C. Bertini, K. C. Brill, Th. Burns, M. T. Clegg, G. T. Daigger, K. Hughes, C. R. Jebb, M. T. Jones, R. M. Perito, B. Pierce, E. B. Simmons, S. H. Vermund and D. G. Victor. 2015. Diplomacy for the 21st Century: embedding a culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State. The National Academies Press. Washington DC. Pp 177.

181. A. Y. Peraza-Magallanes, M. A. Pereyra-Camacho, E. Sandoval-Castro, S. Medina-Godoy, M. Valdez-Morales, M. T. Clegg, C. L. Calderón-Vázquez. 2017. Exploring genetic variation, oil and a-tocopherol content in avocado (Persea americana) from Northwestern México. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (GRES). 64: 443. doi:10.1007/s10722-016-0478-9

182. Clegg, M. T., D. Beck, T. Bollyky, G. Ghosh, J. A. Howard, C. L. Moe, F. J. Ricciardone, R. Richards-Kortum, M. Walker and A. Winter. 2017. The Role of Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships in the Future of the US Agency for International Development. The National Academies Press. Washington DC.

183. Bianchi, E., Cabrera, C., Hodson de Jaramillo, E., Vammen, K. and M. T. Clegg. 2017. Opportunities and Challenges and for Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in the Americas: Regional Assessment Prepared from Country Assessments by IANAS. Inter Academy Partnership (IAP). ISBN: 978-607-8379-29-3. Printed in Mexico. Pp 38.

184. Clegg, M. T. 2019. Fifty yeas of population genetics: A personal perspective. In, Bermejo, D. (Ed.). (2019). Passion for Life – Pasión por la Vida. Madrid: Alianza Editorial.

185. Ashworth, V. E. T. M., H. Chen, C.L. Calderón-Vázquez, M. L. Durbin, M.-L. Arpaia, D. N. Kuhn, P. E. Rolasausen and M. T. Clegg. 2019. Quantitative trait locus analysis in Avocado: The challenges of a slow-maturing horticultural tree crop. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 144:1-11.

186. Moughan, P. Hendriks, S. L., ter Meulen, V., Clegg, M. T., Benton, T., von Braun, J. and R. Fears. 2019. Food systems for delivering nutritious and sustainable diets: perspectives from the global network of science academies. Global Food Security, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2019.05.002
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