Anton Lang (biologist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Anton Lang (January 18, 1913 – June 24, 1996) was a Russian-born American biologist and a plant physiologist. [1] [2] [3] Lang was notable, among other things, for a discovery of a new method of forcing a bloom in flowers.[1] Michigan State University established a memorial award in Lang's name - The Anton Lang Memorial Award.[3] Lang was a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[2] a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[2] the founding director of the Plant Research Laboratory at the Michigan State University,[3] the managing editor of Planta,[3] president of the Society for Developmental Biology,[2] and president of the American Society of Plant Physiologists.[2] Among notable awards Lang received the Stephen Hales Award[2] and the Charles Barnes Life Membership Award of the American Society of Plant Physiologists.[2]