ASPB Names 2021 Award Recipients

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 awards, which honor distinction in research, education, outreach, and service.  ASPB Innovation Prize for Agricultural Technology Carla Yerkes, Corteva Agriscience, Indianapolis, Indiana Charles Albert Shull Award Adrienne Roeder, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award … Read more

Announcing the 2021 Travel Award/Attendance Award Winners

ASPB’s Travel Award Program aims to increase attendance of early career scientists at the annual meeting, ordinarily by providing travel funds for those in financial need. Increasing diversity among the annual meeting attendees is another primary goal. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals beginning their careers in plant science are strongly encouraged to … Read more

Travel Awards for Plant Biology 2021 for Faculty from the Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Section

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is a leader in developing and supporting professional development opportunities for members at all career stages and who are at different types of institutions. In an effort to boost inclusivity in research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), ASPB is offering a PUI workshop on the morning of July … Read more

2021 ASPB Ambassador Applications Now Open

Apply Now: Deadline to apply:  February 28, 2021 Open to members: Not a member – JOIN NOW by creating an account and then clicking JOIN APPLICATION Program summary:  The ASPB Ambassador Program was established to involve students, post-docs and industry scientists in communicating ASPB’s mission to plant biologists and to the general public.  The program … Read more

ASPB 2021 Call for Workshop Proposals

Planning for the Plant Biology 2021 conference is well underway. The ASPB Program Committee is pleased to invite members of our community to submit proposals for workshops to be held during the conference. Please complete and submit this form before December 4, 2020 to guarantee review for potential inclusion in the Plant Biology 2021 program. … Read more

Help ASPB Push Back – Hard! – Against the DHS’s Proposed New Rules for International Students

Whether you are a citizen of, resident in, or visitor to the United States, the Trump Administration’s proposed new rules for F & J visa holders are bound to adversely impact you and your research projects, sooner or later. If implemented, these new rules from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would also severely … Read more

ASPB’s 2020 Election Results

Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this spring; and hearty congratulations to our newly elected Board of Directors member: Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh (incoming president-elect) and Program Committee member and future Board of Directors member Stacey Harmer (incoming secretary-elect)! Additionally, the recognition of Asaph Aharoni, Hsou-min Li, and Hitoshi Sakakibara as … Read more

Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2020

Belonging to ASPB brings more than discounts for attending Plant Biology meetings or publishing in the Society’s journals. Our members form a community of dedicated individuals who, like you, work together to support and nurture an engaged, vibrant, and thriving community of plant scientists. By getting involved in ASPB and by voting in our elections, … Read more

Celebrating Juneteenth

As an extension of #ShutDownStem, ASPB acknowledges the importance of Juneteenth, a day widely celebrated by the African American community to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day that more than 250,000 slaves in Texas were informed they were free – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Below is a list of resources that … Read more

We Need to Hear Your Voices

In support of #ShutDownSTEM, an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics that is taking action for Black lives, ASPB suspended its operations on Wednesday, June 10. Our websites did not function or allow financial transactions, and our journals did not process manuscripts. The Society’s governance, journal editorial boards, and staff … Read more

ASPB Welcomes Our New Members Who Joined in March 2020

ASPB welcomes all the new members that joined in March 2020.  The many opportunities ASPB provides the plant science community would not be possible without our member, so thank you for joining. Learn more about the opportunities powered by ASPB and the benefits of membership. Join ASPB in welcoming our new members: Juan Arbelaez, University of Illinois … Read more

ASPB Names 2020 Award Recipients

ASPB Names 2020 Award Recipients ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 awards, which honor distinction in research, education, outreach, and service. Charles Albert Shull Award Zachary Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Charles F. Kettering Award Donald Bryant, The Pennsylvania … Read more

Welcome New Ambassadors

ASPB Ambassadors are early career scientists (students and postdocs) and industry employees enlisted to communicate the mission and vision of the Society to other plant biologists and to the general public, to help ensure the ongoing vitality of the Society.  These young leaders engage their campus communities in outreach activities, represent ASPB at section conferences, … Read more

ASPB Welcomes Our New Members Who Joined in January/February 2020

ASPB welcomes all the new members that joined in January and February 2020.  The many opportunities ASPB provides the plant science community would not be possible without our member, so thank you for joining. Learn more about the opportunities powered by ASPB and the benefits of membership. Join ASPB in welcoming our new members: Modesta Abugu, University … Read more

ASPB Welcomes Our New Members Who Joined in 2019

ASPB welcomes all the new members that joined in 2019.  The many opportunities ASPB provides the plant science community would not be possible without our member, so thank you for joining. Learn more about the opportunities powered by ASPB and the benefits of membership. Join ASPB in welcoming our new members: Ammad Abbas, University of Edinburgh Patrick … Read more

Travel Awards for Plant Biology 2020 from the Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Section a Possibility

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is a leader in developing and supporting professional development opportunities for members at all career stages and who are at different types of institutions. In an effort to boost research engagement at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) for current and prospective faculty, ASPB is offering a PUI workshop on … Read more

Announcing the 2020 Travel Grant Winners

The Travel Grant Program aims to increase attendance of early career scientists at the annual meeting by providing travel funds for those in financial need. Increasing diversity among the annual meeting attendees is another primary goal. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals beginning their careers in plant science are strongly encouraged to apply. … Read more

Announcing the 2020 ASPB Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award Winners

The goal of the ASPB Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award is to increase attendance at the Plant Biology annual meeting of young female investigators who are within the first five years of their appointment in academic faculty-level positions, government research positions, or industry research scientist positions, as well as experienced postdocs. By naming the 2020 … Read more

Support the Creation of an Early Career Researcher Section of ASPB

It is proposed that ASPB establish a new section that is organized around Early Career Researchers (students, post-docs, scientists in transition, and generally anyone who self-identifies as an Early Career Researcher). The creation of this section will benefit ECRs currently within the society by establishing a formal means of communication among the ECR leadership, as … Read more

ASPB’s 2019 Election Results

Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this spring; and hearty congratulations to our newly elected Board of Directors members: Maureen McCann (incoming president-elect) and Clint Chapple (incoming elected member)! Additionally, the election of Robert Furbank, Yi-Fang Tsay, and Andreas Weber as Enid MacRobbie corresponding members was endorsed by the ASPB … Read more