Testimonials for Pioneer Member James Siedow

Xinnian Dong – When I joined the faculty of Duke University in 1992, it was Jim Siedow who took me under his wing and introduced me, a microbial geneticist, to the field of plant physiology. During the 15 years as my office neighbor, Jim gave me so much help in research, in grant and manuscript preparation, and even in lab space, it is fair to say that without Jim, I would not have made it to where I am today. I feel very lucky to have had Jim as a mentor, a colleague and a dear friend in my scientific career. The American Society of Plant Biologists is significantly enriched to have had Jim as a former president and a fellow of the society. Jim’s legacy will live on through those of us who he helped.