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 Welcomes Our New Members Who Joined in March 2020

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 Chares F. Kettering Award Donald Bryant, Pennsylvania State … Read more ASPB Names 2020 Award Recipients

ASPB Member Spotlight — Lucas Vanhaelewyn

Lucas Vanhaelewyn Title: Doctoral Researcher Place of Work or School: Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Member Since: 2017 Research Area: Ultraviolet-B radiation in relation to plants: phototropism, defense, and secondary metabolites  What would you tell colleagues to encourage them to join ASPB?  ASPB is a very diverse plant science community. It … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight — Lucas Vanhaelewyn

President’s Letter—The Value of Our ASPB Community

This is an unprecedented and extraordinary time. The fabric of our personal and professional lives is changing daily, and it will be different as you read this message than it was when I wrote it a few weeks ago. Now more than ever, we should value our ASPB community. Indeed, none of us is alone, … Read more President’s Letter—The Value of Our ASPB Community

NIFA Extends Deadlines for Proposal Submission to AFRI Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced that is extending deadlines for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program (https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-afri). AFRI issued additional guidance that while other deadlines have not been extended, proposers whose applications would be delayed due to “valid extenuating circumstances” should contact the … Read more NIFA Extends Deadlines for Proposal Submission to AFRI Programs

Journal Flexibility in the Troubling Times of COVID-19

Dear authors, reviewers, and editors, Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we, the Editors-in-Chief and publishers of multiple plant-focused journals, have had questions from members of our community about our flexibility in these troubled times. Like many of you, we and our colleagues on our editorial boards are also facing serious issues in life and work … Read more Journal Flexibility in the Troubling Times of COVID-19

ASPB Member Spotlight – Beverly Agtuca

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor at Adams State University, ASPB Intern Conviron Scholars Program Teaching Assistant Place of Work or School: Legume–Microbe Interactions Laboratory, University of Missouri Member Since: 2017 Research Area: Interactions of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in legumes and nonlegumes Note: This interview was originally published in the July/August 2019 Edition of ASPB News What would … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Beverly Agtuca

Society Civic Science Initiative: Advancing Collective Support for Civic Science Activities

Addressing many of the most complex and important problems we face—from climate change to global health threats—requires conversations and collaborations among scientists, decision makers, and the public more broadly. For many scientists, these interactions are embedded in their identities and daily realities; they may regularly speak to the media, meet with their elected representatives to … Read more Society Civic Science Initiative: Advancing Collective Support for Civic Science Activities

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 Welcome New Ambassadors

Plant Biology 2020 – COVID-19 Statement

Planning continues uninterrupted for ASPB’s upcoming Plant Biology 2020 conference in Washington, DC, on July 25 to 29, 2020.  Plenary and concurrent symposia are taking shape; workshops are scheduled, and registration is strong and on target based on our historical attendance data: we are looking forward to another great meeting. Although we are excited to … Read more Plant Biology 2020 – COVID-19 Statement

ASPB Member Spotlight – Deborah Delmer

Deborah Delmer ASPB Founding Legacy Society Member How did you spend your career? After getting a BA in bacteriology at Indiana University, I obtained a PhD in biology at the University of California San Diego, a campus so new that there were only six grad students in my cohort. We were pampered students, taught in informal … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Deborah Delmer

Announcing our 2020 Class of Plantae Fellows

As part of our ongoing commitment to creating a vibrant and engaging community for plant scientists, we launched the Plantae Fellow Program in 2016. With over 80 applicants from all over the world, we are proud to announce the people accepted into this year’s class. The role of the Fellows is to help nurture and … Read more Announcing our 2020 Class of Plantae Fellows

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 January/February 2020

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 ASPB Welcomes Our New Members Who Joined in 2019

ASPB Member Spotlight – Katy McIntyre

Katy McIntyre Title: PhD Candidate, Vice Chair of the ASPB Ambassador Alliance, and NSF Graduate Research Fellow  Place of Work or School: Colorado State University  Member Since: 2016  Research Area: Molecular Plant Pathology      What would you tell colleagues to encourage them to join ASPB?  ASPB is one of the only scientific societies for … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Katy McIntyre

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

Policy Update – NASA Releases Early Career Solicitation Towards Plant/Food Production Technologies

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Technology Mission Directorate released a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion-2020 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2020).”  The purpose of an NRA is to address future technological challenges of the aerospace enterprise that encourage economic growth and space research objectives.  Included in this specific solicitation are several … Read more Policy Update – NASA Releases Early Career Solicitation Towards Plant/Food Production Technologies