Since 1978, the Israeli-based Wolf Foundation has been granting four $100,000 prizes annually for individual achievements among the five fields of agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, and the arts. No prize in medicine will be awarded this year. The prizes will be presented on May 16 by Israeli President Chaim Herzog at the Knesset building in Jerusalem.
Casida, 63, is being honored by the Wolf Foundation for his research into the mode of action of insecticides, other pesticides, and toxicants. The award citation highlights his "unique contributions to basic science and to the development of safer pesticides for agricultural use."
Casida's lab, which is...