IHSAN A. AL‑SHEHBAZ
Current work address: Missouri Botanical Garden
Ph.D. Biology (Plant systematics), Harvard University (1973).
M.S. Biology, Harvard University (1969)
B.S. Biology, Baghdad University (1962)
Head, Department of Asian Botany (October 2001- March 2009), the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG).
Senior Curator (October 2001-present) at MBG.
Curator (September 1996-August 2001), MBG.
Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis (1991-present).
Director, Flora of China Project, MBG (1995-September 2001).
Associate Curator (May 1990-September 1996), MBG.
Research Associate (1985-May 1990), Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.
Postdoctoral Fellow (1982-1985), Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.
Associate Professor and Herbarium Director (1978-1981), Sulaimani University, Iraq.
Assistant Professor and Herbarium Director (1973-1977), Baghdad University, Iraq.
Teaching Fellow (1968-1970), Harvard University.
Lab Instructor (1963-1966), Baghdad University.
Awards and Grants:
Jesse M. Greenman Award (1974) – Annual award for best published paper based on Ph.D. thesis in systematic botany.
National Science Foundation (16 grants)
National Geographic Society (7 grants)
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust (14 grants).
Societies (only currently active memberships):
International Association for Plant Taxonomy (1983–present).
American Society of Plant Taxonomists (1983–present)
National Geographic Society (1990–Present).
Systematics and phylogeny of the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae; Cruciferae) on Worldwide basis Flora of Iraq
Research in Progress:
● Treatments of the Brassicaceae for the floras of Ecuador, Argentina, and Brazil.
● Phylogeny of the Brassicaceae in collaboration with researchers in the United States, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, and China.
● Setting up a web page for my past 42 years of research on the Brassicaceae.
● Miscellaneous studies on some mustard genera, especially from South America and China.