The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Theodor O. Diener
Research Plant Pathologist
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Beltsville,Maryland 20705 USA
"For the discovery of viroids, the smallest known agent of infectious disease. This discovery has opened new avenues of molecular research into some of the most serious diseases afflicting plants, animals, and humans."
Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on June 25, 1987.