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Reichert to lead council

Nancy Reichert

Nancy Reichert

Nancy Reichert, a faculty member of Mississippi State’s biological sciences department, is the 2016-2017 president-elect for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.

Reichert will serve as the 45th president of the national organization. CAST, which was established in 1972, consists of scientists whose goal is to “bring science-based information to policymaking and the public.” Reichert received her Bachelor of Science degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She attended graduate school at New Mexico State University and received a Ph.D. in molecular biology.

She joined MSU, where she has worked for 26 years — first in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, and then as head of the Department of Biological Sciences for eight years.

Reichert plays an active role in the Society for In Vitro Biology and has served in various elected positions since 2002. She serves on the board of directors and chairs the public policy committee, a position she has held for the past four years. She also was named an SIVB Fellow in 2006 and has received two SIVB Distinguished Service awards. Reichert also is a member of the 2016-2020 CAST strategic plan committee.

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