News Release

The American Society of Plant Biologists names 2024 award recipients

Grant and Award Announcement

American Society of Plant Biologists

American Society of Plant Biologists Names 2024 Award Recipients


ASPB logo

view more 

Credit: American Society of Plant Biologists

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2024 awards, which honor distinction in service, outreach, education, and research.

ASPB-Carnegie Winslow Briggs Mentorship Award

Judy Brusslan, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA

Charles Albert Shull Award

Robert Schmitz, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award

Julia Bailey-Serres, University of California, Riverside, CA
David Tuan-hua Ho Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei

Charles F. Kettering Award

Andrew Leakey, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Dennis R. Hoagland Award

Jing-Fen Ma, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Japan

Early Career Award

Diane Wang, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Beronda L. Montgomery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Excellence in Education Award

Tessa Burch-Smith, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO

Fellow of ASPB Award

Om Parkash Dhankher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Rebecca Dickstein, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Robert Paull, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Richard Sayre, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM
Shin-Han Shiu, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research

Arthur Grossman, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, CA

Robert Rabson Award

Lydia Lam, Akita University, Akita, Japan

Stephen Hales Prize

John Harada, University of California, Davis, CA


# # #

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 over 2,500 plant scientists from throughout the United States and around the world, the Society publishes two of the most widely cited plant science journals, The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, and co-publishes the Open Access journal Plant Direct. ASPB also hosts the annual Plant Biology conference; supports plant science outreach, engagement, and advocacy; and powers the Plantae digital ecosystem for plant scientists. For more information about ASPB, please visit Also follow ASPB on Facebook at, on X/Twitter @ASPB, and on LinkedIn at

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.