Hulbert, Peters named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Peters, Hulbert
John Peters, left, and Scot Hulbert are CAHNRS’ newest nominees to join the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Two scientists in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences are among seven WSU faculty named to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Scot Hulbert, WSU regent’s professor, plant pathologist, and associate dean for research in CAHNRS, and John Peters, professor and director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, will begin their terms this September.

Formal portrait of John Stark
John Stark

In addition, distinguished CAHNRS professor John Stark was elected to the Academy’s Board of Directors. Stark is the director of the Washington Stormwater Center, and an environmental toxicologist and entomologist by training. He was named to the academy in 2019.

WSAS provides expert scientific and engineering assessments to inform public policy making and works to increase the impact of research in Washington. The non-profit organization is made up of more than 300 elected members who are nationally recognized for their scientific and technical expertise.

An alumnus who has led agricultural research at WSU for more than a decade, Hulbert supervises scientific efforts college-wide toward an abundant food supply, energy innovation, better health, and environmental stewardship. He is a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the former Cook Endowed Chair Plant Pathology.

Working to understand how life uses energy at the microbe level, Peters is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions in chemistry, and is a recipient of the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more about their election and accomplishments on WSU Insider.