Jeff Fabrick, a 1995 bachelor’s graduate in biochemistry and a 2003 doctoral graduate in biochemistry, received the Young Alumni Award in Science from the College of Arts and Sciences last October.
Fabrick is a research entomologist at the Pest Management and Biological Control Research Unit in the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service’s U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz. He was nominated for the Young Alumni Award by Mike Kanost, University Distinguished Professor and former Department Head.
“Jeff has made significant contributions to the area of insect immunity. His published journal articles are among the very few biochemical papers in that field that deal with a significant pest species,” Kanost said. “Jeff has excelled as an independent scientist, continuing to work on basic studies of
insect biochemistry with important implications for agriculture, particularly in insect pests of cotton.”
Not a stranger to recognition, in 2010 Fabrick was named the Agricultural Research Service’s Pacific West Area Early Career Research Scientist of the Year. This award from the USDA recognized Fabrick for his innovative application of insect biochemistry and molecular biology in understanding and sustaining transgenic crop technology and integrated pest management.
The award was presented at the second annual Eisenhower Circle Celebration, a special event recognizing loyal alumni and friends who give $250 or more to the college annually.
Information courtesy Kansas
State Alumni Association