Mary-Dell Chilton

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Mary-Dell Chilton
Mary-Dell Chilton in 2015.jpg
(1939-02-02) February 2, 1939 (age 82)


Mary-Dell Chilton (born February 2, 1939) is an American biologist, businesswoman, and inventor. She is one of the founders of modern plant biotechnology. Chilton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She taught and performed research at Washington University.[1]

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Chilton is author of more than 100 scientific publications. She is a Distinguished Science Fellow at Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. She began her corporate career in 1983 with CIBA-Geigy Corporation (a legacy company of Syngenta).

In June 2013, she was named a winner of the 2013 World Food Prize.[2][3][4] In 2015, Chilton was elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NIHF Inductee Mary-Dell Chilton Invented Transgenic Plants". Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  2. (in French) Catherine Morand, "Le prix mondial de l'alimentation à Monsanto et Syngenta ? Une farce",, 16 October 2013 (page visited on 16 October 2013).
  3. Syngenta's Mary-Dell Chilton named 2013 World Food Prize laureate
  4. Pollack, Andrew (19 June 2013). "Executive at Monsanto Wins Global Food Honor". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  5. "Mary-Dell Chilton". National Inventors Hall of Fame. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

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