Tomato Geneticist was Presented Award

February 04, 1998

Renowned geneticist and plant breeder Charles Rick, whose half-century of research at UC Davis has forged a fundamental understanding of tomato genetics, has been selected to receive the first $200,000 Maseri Florio World Prize for Distinguished Research in Agriculture.

The award, created to recognize outstanding achievement in agricultural research, will be presented Nov. 11 in Washington, D.C. It includes $100,000 for Rick, a professor emeritus at UC Davis, and a matching amount for the institution or research program of his choice.