David Fischhoff, PhD receives The James B. Eads Award from Academy of Science, St. Louis

April 23, 2010

Nidus Strategic Technology Council member David Fischhoff, PhD, Vice President of Technology Strategy and Development, Monsanto was a co-recipient of the James B. Eads Award for outstanding achievement in technology or engineering from the Academy of Science – St. Louis.  Fischoff shared this award with Steven Padgette, PhD, Vice President of Biotechnology, Monsanto.  Dr. Fischoff was honored along with other recipients at the 16th annual Academy of Science-St. Louis awards dinner on Thursday April 22, 2010 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.  Fischhoff was recruited by Monsanto in the early 1980’s to put his reputation as an innovative molecular biologist to work in the emerging field of biotechnology.  His breakthroughs include the development of insect-resistant crops and development and application of genomic technologies that set the stage for a new wave of future agricultural biotech products.  Fischhoff was also instrumental in studies critical to approval of biotech crops by regulatory agencies in the United States.  He is the driving foce behind the implementation of new technologies and led the company’s initiatives on global challenges such as climate change and bio-fuels.