Felix Fritschi, C. Alice Donaldson Professor in Bioenergy Crop Physiology and Genetics in the Division of Plant Science and Technology, received the 2022 Roger L. Mitchell Fellow Award at the CAFNR Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony April 19. Fritschi is the interim director of the Missouri Soybean Center and the Missouri Plant Transformation Core Facility known for its wide-ranging plant transformations. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and has advised 26 graduate students and 39 postdoctoral researchers and visiting scholars.
Fritschi has received $28.1 million in grants in the last five years, and served on the organizing committee for the International Society for Root Research 11th International Symposium. Fritschi is a member of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America and has held leadership positions in both organizations. He was named Outstanding Associate Editor for Agronomy Journal in 2020. He has published 125 total refereed publications.
He has been awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity and received the 2020 Distinguished Research Award from CAFNR.
“Felix richly deserves the Roger L. Mitchell Award,” said John Boyer, Distinguished Research Professor, Plant Science and Technology. The award honors Roger L. Mitchell, a former dean of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, by recognizing those who elevate the College through collaboration and innovative thinking. The fellowship is awarded annually to a ranked CAFNR faculty member to recognize academic excellence and leadership in one or more areas of the College’s core mission of outreach, research and teaching.