Dr. Henry T. Nguyen

Born in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam on January 7, 1954. Educated at Pennsylvania State University, B.Sc. 1977, M.Sc. 1978 and University of Missouri, Columbia, Ph.D. 1982.

University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor, 2015 to date.

Director, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, University of Missouri, 2004-16; Endowed Chair in Soybean Genomics and Biotechnology, University of Missouri (appointed in 2002); Board of Regents’ Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Genetics, Texas Tech University, 1997-2002; Professor of Plant Genetics, Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University System, 1994-2002; Associate Professor of Plant Genetics, Texas Tech University & Texas A&M University System, 1989-94; Director, Institute for Biotechnology, Texas Tech University, 1989-93; Assistant Professor of Plant Genetics, Texas Tech University & Texas A&M University System, 1984-89; Assistant Professor of Wheat Genetics, Oklahoma State University, 1982-84.

Awards/Honours: CSSA Crop Science Research Award 2018; Outstanding Research Award Missouri Soybean Association 2005; Teaching Academy Texas Tech University 2000; President's Academic Achievement Award Texas Tech University 1996; Outstanding Researcher, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University 1995; Young Crop Scientist Award, Crop Science Society of America 1990; The United States Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation 1986; Chairman, Abiotic Stress Workshop, International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, 1995- present; Global Plant Council, Vice Chair of the Executive Board, 2013-2015; International Organizing Committee & Program Committee, Third International Congress on Drought Tolerance in Plants, Shanghai, China, 2009; Scientific Advisor to the United Nations IAEA project on “Drought and Salinity Tolerance in Crops” (2004-2009); Scientific Program Committee, 2009 World Soybean Conference in Beijing, China; Program Chairman, Second International Congress on Drought Tolerance in Plants, Rome, Italy, 2005; Crop Science Society of America: Division C-7 Genomics, Molecular Genetics, and Biotechnology Chair-elect/Chair/Past Chair (second term, 2017-2019); Division Board Rep, 2010-2013; Chair-elect/Chair/Past Chair (first term, 2002-2004), Board of Directors, 2003.

Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2009; American Society of Agronomy 2000; Crop Science Society of America, 1999.

Research Areas: Plant Genetics and Genomics

Address: Curators' Distinuished Professor, Division of Plant Sciences, 25 Agriculture Lab, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA; 1801 Glenbrook Court, Columbia, Missouri 65203, USA; [Tel: Cell: +1 573-356-6218; Fax: +1 (573) 882-1469; Email: nguyenhenry@missouri.edu; henrynguyen.global@yahoo.com]