Deborah Delmer

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Deborah Delmer is an American plant pathologist, and professor emeritus at University of California, Davis.[1] She was awarded the 2011 ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award.[2] and the 2004 Anselme Payen Award. She was president of the American Society of Plant Biologists.[3] She was one of the first scientists to discover the enzymes and biochemical mechanisms for tryptophan synthesis.

She graduated from Indiana University, and from the University of California, San Diego.[3][4] She studied with Peter Albersheim at the University of Colorado. She taught at Michigan State University. She taught at Hebrew University of Jerusalem[5] She was a Director for the Rockefeller Foundation .[3] She is on the board of The American Chestnut Foundation.[6]


  1. ^ dpdelmer (2018-02-14). "Deborah P. Delmer". College of Biological Sciences. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  2. ^ "ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award". American Society of Plant Biologists. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  3. ^ a b c "Dr. Deborah Delmer". Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  4. ^ Zagorski, N. (2005-10-25). "Profile of Deborah P. Delmer". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 102 (44): 15736–15738. Bibcode:2005PNAS..10215736Z. doi:10.1073/pnas.0506847102. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 1276077. PMID 16249334.
  5. ^ Rogers, Katie (2020-03-09). "ASPB Member Spotlight – Deborah Delmer". Plant Science Today. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  6. ^ "Our Board of Directors". The American Chestnut Foundation. Retrieved 2020-07-30.