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George Phillips, a Rice professor of biosciences, is co-author of a perspective in the current issue of Science with University of Wisconsin colleague Michael Sussman. The authors analyze a paper in the same edition that combines chemical genomic screens and synthetic organic chemistry to help sort out the roles of different abscisic acid receptor proteins in plants that could help them better tolerate drought and preserve high crop yields in less-than-ideal conditions. Find their perspective at

James A. Wilson Jr., the associate provost for academic affairs and director of faculty innovation and enhancement at Prairie View A&M University who is serving as an American Council on Education fellow in the office of Rice President David Leebron, is the recipient of the 2019 Texas Exes Black Alumni Network Legacy Unsung Service Award.

About Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.