University Distinguish Professor title goes to five A&M faculty members

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Texas A&M University has honored five faculty members with the title of University Distinguished Professor. The five joins only 75 other A&M faculty who hold the title.

The designation goes to faculty members who are pre-eminent in their fields, have made at least one important contribution to their disciplines, and whose research is central and has changed the direction of scholarship in the field.

The 2015 recipients are:

* Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, professor and holder of the Buchanan Chair, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering

* Dr. Martin B. Dickman, Christine Richardson Professor of Agriculture, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, and director of the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

* Dr. Catherine C. Eckel, Sara and John Lindsey Professor in Liberal Arts and professor in the Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts

* Dr. Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio, professor and holder of the TI Jack Kilby Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering

* Dr. David W. Threadgill, professor of veterinary pathobiology and director of the Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and professor and holder of the Tom and Jean McMullin Chair of Genetics in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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