Announcing the 2018 ASPB Award Winners

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 awards, which honors excellence in research, education, outreach and service.

Charles Albert Shull Award

Nathan Springer, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award

Deborah Delmer, University of California, Davis
Jane Shen-Miller, University of California, Los Angeles

Charles F. Kettering Award

Manajit Hayer-Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

 Dennis R. Hoagland Award

Jonathan Lynch, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

 Early Career Award

Gaurav Moghe, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Excellence in Education Award

Marian Quain,
CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana

Fellow of ASPB Award

Richard Dixon, BioDiscovery Institute and University of North Texas, Denton
Jean Greenberg, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Robert Fischer, University of California, Berkeley
Maureen McCann, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Neelima Sinha, University of California, Davis
Neil Olszewski, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research

Alice Barkan, University of Oregon, Eugene

Robert Rabson Award

Rebecca Smith, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Stephen Hales Prize

Mary Lou Guerinot, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH

Corresponding Membership Nominees

Corresponding Member status is conferred by election on the Society’s annual ballot. This honor, initially given in 1932, provides life membership to distinguished plant biologists outside the United States. The following individuals have been nominated this year:

Hiroo Fukuda, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Thomas J. Higgins, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Canberra ACT Australia
Barry Pogson, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT Australia


ASPB is a professional scientific society, headquartered in Rockville, MD, that is devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences worldwide. With a membership of some 3,000 plant scientists from throughout the United States and around the world, the Society self-publishes two of the most widely cited plant science journals The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, and in partnership with SEB and Wiley has launched Plant Direct. ASPB also hosts the annual Plant Biology conference, and it powers the Plantae digital ecosystem for plant scientists. For more information about ASPB, please visit Also follow ASPB on Facebook at and on Twitter @ASPB.

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