The American Phytopathological Society 2005 Annual Meeting Awards and Honors Ceremony Tuesday, August 2, 2005 Austin, Texas
APS Awards and Honors Ceremony Tuesday, August 2 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin, Texas Welcome and Introductions Jim MacDonald, APS President Presentation of the APS Awards Gary Bergstrom, APS Past President • APS Fellows • Noel T. Keen Award for Research in Molecular Plant Pathology • Ruth Allen Award • Excellence in Extension Award • Excellence in Teaching Award • International Service Award • Syngenta Award Allison Tally, Syngenta Crop Protection Presentation of APS Foundation Awards Jim MacDonald, APS President • Pioneer Fellowship in Plant Pathology Gary Munkvold, Pioneer Hi-Bred International • International Travel Award • 5th I.E. Melhus Symposium Presenters • Student Travel Awards Presentation of APS Council Awards • Presentation of the APS Outstanding Volunteer Award Allison Tally, Senior Councilor-at-Large • Presentation of the Presidential Award Jim MacDonald, APS President • Transfer of the APS Gavel Jim MacDonald, APS President Invitation to APS/CPS/MSA Joint Meeting in Québec City, Québec, Canada John Andrews, APS President Ceremony Adjourned
APS Awards and Honors Congratulations to the following outstanding members selected to receive APS awards in honor of their significant contributions to the science of plant pathology. A listing of all past awardees is available online at http://www.apsnet.org/members/awards/top.asp
APS Fellows The Society grants this honor to a current APS member in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to The American Phytopathological Society. Carol L. Bender received a B.S. degree (1978) in agronomy at Texas Tech University, an M.S. degree (1983) in plant pathology at Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. degree (1986) from the University of California, Riverside. After graduating from UC Riverside, she joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University (OSU) where she currently holds the title of Regents Professor. The major goal of Bender’s research program is to understand how bacteria parasitize plants, centered on production of the phytotoxin coronatine and other factors critical to the virulence of Pseudomonas syringae. Bender has guided the research of 15 graduate students and 11 post-doctoral fellows. Her use of Internet II technology in teaching “Molecular Plant–Microbe Interactions” was recognized by OSU through a Technology Innovator Award for Teaching. She has served as an associate editor for Phytopathology and Molecular Plant–Microbe Interactions, treasurer (1999–2003) for ISMPMI, and organizer and participant of APS-sponsored symposia. Her extensive collaborations have included many domestic and international scientists. She has served on numerous panels for competitively funded research, including NSF. She has co-organized many international scientific sessions and is frequently invited to speak about her studies of virulence systems of P. syringae. Bender is also coinventor on a patent where coronatine is used to control abscission in citrus, an achievement that demonstrates how basic science can directly benefit agriculture. Bender is recognized as an authority on bacterial phytotoxins, particularly coronatine, and other virulence systems of plant pathogenic bacteria and their relationship to analogous systems of mammalian pathogens.
Raghavan (“Charu”) Charudattan was born in Tanjavur, India, on April 7, 1942. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in botany and chemistry and Ph.D. degree in plant pathology and mycology from the University of Madras, India. Following post-doctoral studies at the University of California-Davis and University of Florida-Gainesville, he joined the latter institution as an assistant professor in 1973 and became a full professor in 1983. Charudattan is a pioneer in biological control of weeds using plant pathogens and an expert on diseases of aquatic plants. He directs a unique research and teaching program that blends plant pathology,
weed science, microbial technology, and integrated control. He teaches a course on microbiological control of plant diseases and weeds and has conducted short courses in Brazil, Nicaragua, and Mexico. He has published extensively, including 4 books, 11 patents, and more than 350 scientific articles. He is a founder of the multidisciplinary scientific journal Biological Control: Theory and Application in Pest Management. As its coordinating editor, he has been a leading promoter of the science and application of biological control. Charudattan has served on numerous scientific panels, including those of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Agriculture, U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, FAO, and others. Charudattan is a recipient of a USDA Superior Service Award and a Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America. An APS member since 1969, he has chaired the biocontrol committee and served as an associate editor for Plant Disease. Jacqueline Fletcher, born in Wilmington, DE., holds a B.S. degree in biology from Emory University, a M.S. degree in botany from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology from Texas A&M University. After post-doctoral work at the University of Illinois, Fletcher joined the Department of Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University in 1984, where she currently holds the title of Sarkeys Distinguished Professor. At OSU Fletcher and colleagues Astri Wayadande and Ulrich Melcher explore the host–pathogen interactions of phytopathogenic spiroplasmas and phytoplasmas. Using transmission-defective spiroplasma mutants, they identified adherence mediators, developed an insect cell model system, and examined genetic variation. As part of a team investigating an emerging disease, cucurbit yellow vine, Fletcher worked with colleagues at the USDA, Texas A&M, and OSU to understand the interaction between the causal bacterium, Serratia marcescens, and its vector, the squash bug Anasa tristis. Fletcher has served on numerous APS committees and was a senior editor for APS Press and an associate editor for Plant Disease. She has served on APS Council as secretary, councilor-at-large, and in the presidential sequence. She plays a significant role in the society’s initiatives in plant biosecurity, coauthoring a proposal for a government-based National Center for Plant Biosecurity and cohosting national workshops. She has served on several national panels and recently led a national initiative to explore microbial forensics and plant pathogens. She is now serving as a member of the FBI’s Scientific Working Group on Microbial Forensics and chairing an APS Interest Group on the subject. She currently serves on the APS Public Policy Board and the Office of International Programs.
APS Awards and Honors Christopher A. Gilligan received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Oxford University and has been a faculty member at Cambridge University since 1977. He is best known for his highly influential contributions in the theory of soilborne epidemics and for his development of a theoretical framework for the invasion, persistence, and variability of plant disease. Gilligan and collaborators have proposed and tested theories that scale from individual (hyphal and plant) to population (patch and field) and regional behavior. This groundbreaking work has identified the principal epidemiological mechanisms that control the dynamics of soilborne and aerial diseases. Major highlights of his research include explanations for dynamically generated variability, in which small effects early on in an epidemic become magnified; the appearance and disappearance of disease patches in successive crops; the increase in fungicide resistance and the relationships with drug resistance; and the stochasticity inherent in plant epidemics. The models have been extended to address systems as diverse as the deployment of biological control of Dutch elm disease by hypovirulent isolates of the pathogen and the identification of strategies to restrict the spread of rhizomania disease in the United Kingdom. Gilligan has received numerous well-deserved honors for his highly influential accomplishments, including a prestigious Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 1998â€“1999, a Sc.D. degree from Cambridge in 1999 and promotion to a personal chair as Professor of Mathematical Biology in 1999. He served as president of the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) in 2001. In 2004 he was awarded the highly prestigious BBSRC Professorial Research Fellowship, the only such award in biology in the United Kingdom. Walter Friedrich Otto Marasas was born in Boksburg, South Africa, on October 25, 1941. He and his wife, Rika, were married in 1965, and he obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1969. They reside near Cape Town, South Africa, and have two children and three grandchildren. Marasas is an international authority in the fields of mycotoxicology and mycology. At the University of Wisconsin, he and his colleagues first isolated the trichothecene T-2 toxin from F. sporotrichioides and demonstrated its lethal effects when present in animal feed. In multidisciplinary research that has spanned more than three decades in South Africa, Marasas and colleagues have determined that a seedborne contaminant of corn, F. verticillioides, causes equine leukoencephalomalacia, porcine pulmonary edema, and liver cancer in rats; is associated with high incidences of esophageal cancer in human populations in China and South Africa; and produces novel carcinogenic metabolites, fumonisins, that are now recognized as some of the most important mycotoxins worldwide. Marasas is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and student advisor and is an influential author who ranks among the top 10 in number
of citations in two ISI categories, agricultural sciences and plant and animal sciences. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Christian Hendrik Persoon Gold Medal for Plant Pathology, the Wellcome Gold Medal for Medical Research, the African Academy of Sciences/CIBA Prize for Agricultural Biosciences, and the MT Steyn Gold Medal for Scientific and Technical Achievement.
Bruce A. McDonald is a distinguished pioneer of population genetic studies of plant pathogens. His innovative interdisciplinary work has contributed significantly to our understanding of the forces shaping pathogen populations across a series of spatial scales, ranging from the individual lesion and leaf through individual field- and farm-scale assessments and regional, national, and global scales. Combining empirical and theoretical approaches, McDonald has made key contributions to understanding the complexities of the interaction of the evolutionary forces of mutation, drift, migration, recombination, and selection and how these affect the overall genetic structure and evolutionary potential of pathogen populations. McDonaldâ€™s work has illustrated the importance of studying the population genetics of pathogens to better understand their overall biology and implement more sustainable disease management strategies. His work has contributed fundamentally to our understanding of the nature of pathogen genetic diversity and how it affects disease management. McDonald has made significant contributions to The American Phytopathological Society and to plant pathology education at several levels. Within the society he has served as both an associate and senior editor of Phytopathology. While in teaching, he has both promoted plant pathology internationally and contributed a major new online course to the APS Education Center Robert A. Owens was born in Providence, RI. Owens received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of California, Davis, in 1974. His research career in plant pathology began as an undergraduate student under the direction of Frank Howard and Carl Beckman at the University of Rhode Island and continued at UC Davis, where he studied the biosynthesis of the coat proteins of Cowpea mosaic virus in the laboratory of George Bruening. After post-doctoral studies at Columbia University, Owens joined the Viroid Investigation Program headed by T. O. Diener at the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in 1975. Owens is widely known for his pioneering studies in viroid molecular biology. Throughout his career, Owens and colleagues have used the resulting fundamental knowledge to address a series of practical disease problems. He was the first to clone cDNA molecules complementary to Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd), probes that were subsequently used to create the first nucleic acid hybridization-based diagnostic test for viroids. In 1983, Owens and colleagues reported that greater-
APS Awards and Honors than-unit-length cDNA copies of PSTVd were infectious, thereby opening the way for the application of reverse genetics to fundamental questions of viroid molecular biology. Viroids are a rich source of molecular signals that control RNA movement, and collaborative studies directed by Owens are now using viroid replication to probe the pathways used by plants to transport cellular RNAs and regulate host gene expression.
Gail Schumann was born in Cincinnati, OH, and grew up in Kalamazoo, MI. She received a B.S. degree in botany from the University of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from Cornell University. In 1984 she began her academic career at the University of Massachusetts and in 2003 retired from that position as professor emeritus. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Schumann’s responsibilities at UMass were teaching and extension. She published the textbook Plant Diseases: Their Biology and Social Impact and coauthored both a videodisc of 10,000 disease images with multilingual lessons, numerous disease slide sets, and, with James MacDonald, a turfgrass disease CD-Rom that received the NACTA Media Award of Excellence in 1998. She received the APS Excellence in Teaching Award, the NASULGC Northeast Teaching Award, and other teaching awards. She served as president of the APS Northeastern Division in 1995 and received their Award of Merit in 1996. Schumann has been active in several APS committees, including the Teaching Committee, and has served as a senior editor for APS PRESS As chair of the ISPP Teaching Committee, she helped organize an online “Instructional Technology Symposium” in 2001. In 2000, Schumann helped create the APSnet Education Center and the online journal The Plant Health Instructor. The site serves K-12 teachers, plant pathology students, working professionals, and instructors. To enhance international outreach, the first Spanish translation of a disease lesson was published in 2005. Schumann hopes that this free resource will continue to enhance the image of APS and the academic prestige of authors who publish quality instructional materials and teaching scholarship.
Xiao-Bing Yang obtained his B.A. and M.S. degrees from China Agricultural University and Ph.D. degree in plant pathology in 1989 from Louisiana State University. He did post-doctoral research in the USDA Foreign Disease Laboratory and at the University of Arkansas. He is currently a professor of plant pathology at Iowa State University. Yang is a pioneer in disease risk assessment, which is playing a pivotal role in plant disease epidemiology, regulatory plant pathology, and disease management. As early as 1990 as a post-doc at Ft. Detrick, Yang pioneered the quantitative assessment of disease risk using soybean rust as a model system. He developed a computer-modeling approach that is widely
used for assessing plant disease risk worldwide. He also determined the impact of climate change on plant diseases. Yang and his associate were the first to establish a link between the El Niño climate pattern and disease epidemics. Another impressive accomplishment is his study of large-scale patterns of disease occurrence in time and space. Yang is a prolific writer and has published more than 80 refereed journal articles and 200 popular articles. His expertise and views are widely sought by industry and extensively covered by media. He has delivered 30 lectures or addresses in 13 countries and 50 invited talks in the United States, including two in the U.S. Senate. He enjoys intellectual exchanges with his associates, who are from diverse cultural backgrounds. His former associates include pathologists in government, industry, and academy.
Noel T. Keen Award for Research in Molecular Plant Pathology This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in host–pathogen interactions, plant pathogens or plantassociated microbes, or molecular biology of disease development or defense mechanisms. Thomas J. Wolpert received his B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. He conducted post-doctorate studies at the Boyce Thompson Institute and then joined the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, where he is currently a professor. Wolpert is being honored with the Noel Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology in recognition of his outstanding contributions toward understanding Victoria blight of oats. Wolpert has enormous enthusiasm for science and a tenacity that has proven essential in his search for new approaches and techniques during studies of this disease. His research has resulted in key contributions to characterizing this host–pathogen interaction, including structural and structurefunction characterizations of victorin, the identification of host mitochondrial proteins that bind victorin, and the finding that victorin acts through induction of an apoptotic-like form of programmed cell death. Wolpert and his students were the first to provide both in vivo and in vitro evidence for a mitochondrial permeability transition in plants and to characterize serine proteases that exhibit caspaselike activity. These phenomena are analogous to those observed in animal cells, where they play crucial roles during programmed cell death responses. Such studies also pointed to the hypothesis that a mitochondrial permeability transition allows victorin access to the mitochondrial matrix and the initiation phase of programmed cell death involves an upstream site. To characterize this upstream site, Wolpert and his colleagues identified a gene in Arabidopsis thaliana that confers victorin sensitivity and are currently working to isolate this gene and others required for the victorin response. These efforts have garnered Wolpert and his colleagues national and international recognition in the area of molecular plant pathology and are leading to a clearer understanding of victorin and the role of programmed cell death in plant disease.
APS Awards and Honors Ruth Allen Award This award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding, innovative contribution to research that has changed or has the potential to change the direction of research in any field of plant pathology. Andrew O. Jackson was born on April 14, 1941, in Enterprise, AL. He obtained a B.S. degree in botany and plant pathology in 1964, and an M.S. degree in plant pathology in 1967 at Oklahoma State University. He went on to obtain a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology and microbiology from the University of Manitoba in 1970. Thomas Jack Morris was born April 28, 1947, in Montreal, Canada. He completed a B.S. degree in agriculture in 1968 and M.S. degree in plant pathology at McGill University in 1970, and obtained a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology at the University of Nebraska in 1973. Jackson and Morris were early leaders in the application of molecular biology to the study of plant viruses, and both have influenced the directions of plant pathology and virology throughout their careers. They also developed molecular approaches to solve several practical problems, and their collective and individual achievements have charted new directions that have increased our knowledge about plant–virus interactions and the mechanisms leading to disease development. The ability of Jackson and Morris to interact with molecular biologists, animal virologists, and plant pathologists was critical in overcoming early skepticism among plant pathologists about the potential applications of molecular biology in our discipline. Jackson and Morris have also trained many students and post-doctoral fellows who are now leaders in research, and they have encouraged other plant pathologists to focus on mechanistic aspects of disease development. These collaborative and individual leadership activities have accelerated many of the contemporary developments in plant virology and have advanced our mechanistic understanding of plant diseases.
Excellence in Extension This award recognizes excellence in extension plant pathology. Melodie Putnam was born and raised in Portland, OR. She received B.S. degrees in agronomy and in botany and plant pathology from Oregon State University (OSU) in 1981 and an M.S. degree in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin in 1984. Putnam was the plant disease diagnostician (1986) and supervisor (1988–1990) of the Plant Pest Survey and Support staff in the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Subsequently,
she was the director (1990–1993) of the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University. In 1993 Putnam began working at Oregon State University as an extension plant pathologist and chief plant disease diagnostician. She was promoted to senior instructor with tenure in 2001. As an extension plant pathologist, Putnam has a remarkable set of accomplishments. Under her direction, she has elevated the OSU Plant Clinic from a simple local facility to one known regionally as a strong diagnostic laboratory. The OSU Plant Clinic has been designated a resource laboratory for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska and has provided back-up diagnostic services to 11 states. With a 100% extension appointment, Putnam has maintained a highly rated teaching and outreach program, published more than 40 refereed articles and abstracts, and made presentations at hundreds of international, national, and regional scientific meetings, as well as grower meetings. Putnam has served on numerous APS committees, was the newsletter editor and then president of the APS Pacific Division and a senior editor of Plant Health Progress. She is currently a senior editor for APS PRESS.
Excellence in Teaching This award recognizes excellence in teaching plant pathology. Caitilyn Allen is the 2005 recipient of the APS Excellence in Teaching Award. Allen earned her Ph.D. degree in plant pathology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992. In addition to her position in the Department of Plant Pathology, Allen has an appointment in the Women’s Studies Program. In her classroom, three themes emerge. First, she integrates across disciplines—biology with social sciences; applied agriculture with basic biology. Second, she is innovative, using techniques that actively involve students in evaluating science. Third, she has the magic of a great teacher. She is facile with language and has incisive intuition about students’ needs. Allen draws high acclaim from students in the undergraduate course for nonmajors “Plants, Parasites, and People.” She emphasizes the role of plant diseases in shaping history and their relevance to modern society. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students praise Allen’s ability to communicate difficult concepts clearly in the courses “Plant–Microbe Interactions” and “Plant–Bacterial Interactions.” In her course, “Biology and Gender,” students learn to separate prejudice from principle and evaluate scientific studies with confidence. Many of these students go on to careers in social sciences, law, and politics— fields in which understanding biology, biotechnology, and the scientific underpinnings of bioterrorism has never been more important than it is now. We agree with the elegant assessment of an undergraduate who opined, “Professor Allen is what a professor should be.” Indeed, APS is privileged to have this dedicated scholar educating both the future professionals in our discipline and the citizens who depend on our discipline without realizing it.
APS Awards and Honors International Service Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to plant pathology by an APS member for a country other than his or her own.
This award is given by Syngenta to an APS member for an outstanding contribution to teaching, research, or extension in plant pathology.
James R. Steadman received a B.A. degree from Hiram College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a faculty member at the University of Nebraska since 1969. His international career began in 1978 when he was invited to present a lecture in Cali, Colombia, and a year later became a member of the initial group of scientists working on the Bean/Cowpea Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) focusing on the Dominican Republic and Honduras. The Dominican Republic became self-sufficient in bean production during the late 1990â€™s, and to recognize his outstanding contributions, Steadman was presented the Award of Recognition by Dominican Agricultural Producers. He recently served as chair of the CRSP Technical Committee with research oversight responsibilities in East, West, and Southern Africa, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. Steadman was one of four scientists who organized the first International Sclerotinia Workshop in 1974. He has organized and contributed to 12 additional workshops over the past 30 years and currently serves as chair of the Sclerotinia Subject Matter Committee of the International Society of Plant Pathology. He has supervised 25 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, more than half of them from Africa and Latin America. The author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters and 150 scientific and extension publications, he developed a mobile nursery to simplify tracking of bean rust pathogen races and developed resistance deployment strategies for Africa and the Americas.
James R. Alfano grew up in southern California. He attended Moorpark Junior College for two years before transferring to San Diego State University, where he received a B.S. degree in microbiology in 1986. Alfano worked with Michael Kahn at Washington State University studying the symbiotic nitrogen-fixing relationship occurring between legume plants and Sinorhizobium, receiving his Ph.D. degree in microbiology in 1993. His post-doctoral research was with Alan Collmer at Cornell University, studying bacterial pathogens and their protein secretion systems. In 1997 Alfano joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as an assistant professor. He moved to the Plant Science Initiative and the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska in 2000 and was promoted to an associate professor in 2002. Alfanoâ€™s research has been mainly focused on the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and the type III protein secretion system that it uses to inject bacterial proteins into plant cells. He has made significant breakthroughs that have had a large impact on this research area. For example, he was one of the first to recognize that bacterial proteins were being delivered into plant cells by the P. syringae type III system. Moreover, his research group was the first to identify type III chaperones in bacterial plant pathogens. Perhaps most significantly, his research group identified many type III-secreted proteins from P. syringae using bioinformatic approaches and was one of the first to report that many type III effectors suppress plant innate immunity.
APS Foundation Awards Pioneer Fellowship in Plant Pathology The Pioneer Fellowship in Plant Pathology is a new graduate student fellowship through the APS Foundation with gifts from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. to help attract students to careers in plant pathology, emphasizing disease resistance, host-pathogen interactions, and disease etiology. The Fellowship provides a $20,000 annual stipend to the student for up to four years.
Robert Duncan University of California-Davis
5th I.E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: Todayâ€™s Students Preparing to Meet Tomorrows Challenges in Epidemiology and Plant Disease Management This prestigious symposium features presentations on graduate thesis research heralding novel approaches to understanding or managing plant disease pathosystems. The symposium is named in honor of Irving E. Melhus, a renowned teacher and outstanding researcher and pioneer in the field of plant pathology at what was then Iowa State College. Speakers for this symposium were chosen by an ad-hoc selection committee. Research presenters were selected on the basis of the significance of the contribution towards improving our understanding of epidemiology and plant disease management in model pathosystems, and on the basis of each studentâ€™s communication skills. The following six students were selected from a pool of 18 applicants to present their research findings during this symposium.
International Travel Award The Foundation, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, has established this travel fund to support travel costs for early- to mid-career international APS members to participate in an APS annual meeting. This fund is intended to support scientists native to and working in developing countries who otherwise would not be able to attend APS meetings. Paul Esker Iowa State University
Megan Kennelly Cornell University
Susan Lambert Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, Australia
Mizuho Nita Ohio State University
Peter Ojiambo University of Georgia
David Schmale Cornell University
Ambayeba Muimba-Kankolongo The Copperbelt University, Zambia
APS Foundation Awards Student Travel Awards The APS Foundation is pleased to provide APS Annual Meeting Named Student Travel Awards to the following 18 individuals, selected out of a competitive pool of nearly 70 applicants.
The Elsie J. and The J. Artie and Arra Robert Aycock Award Browning Award Brooke Edmunds Alyssa Collins North Carolina State University of University Delaware
The J. Artie and Arra Browning Award Tara Tarnowski University of Georgia
The Robert W. Fulton Award Anne Halgren Oregon State University
The Stephen A. Johnston Award Nora Catlin University of Massachusetts
The Donald E. Munnecke Award Paula Freitas University of California, Davis
The John S. Niederhauser Award Gillian Young Michigan State University
The Virology Award James Susaimuthu University of Arkansas
The JosĂŠ and Silvia Amador Award and APS Council Award Maritza Abril University of Southern Mississippi
The C. Lee Campbell and APS Council Award Holly Thornton University of Georgia
The Gustaaf A. and Ineke de Zoeten and APS Council Award Kameka Johnson University of Georgia
The Zahir Eyal and APS Council Award Claire Venard University of Kentucky
The John F. Fulkerson and APS Council Award Burton Bluhm Purdue University
The Richard L. Gabrielson and APS Council Award Jill Calabro Oregon State University
The Janell Stevens Johnk and APS Council Award Brian Schwingle University of Minnesota
The Arthur Kelman and The William J. APS Council Award Moller and Raul Allende-Molar APS Council Award Washington State Stephen Jordan University Michigan State University
The Malcolm and Catherine Quigley and APS Council Award Lindsay Triplett Michigan State University
APS Council Awards Outstanding Volunteer Award
The APS Councilorâ€™s Forum is proud to announce the establishment of the APS Outstanding Volunteer Award. This award recognizes individuals for excellent service in furthering the mission of APS through their volunteer efforts. The intention of this new award is to recognize those volunteers in the general membership whose contributions are deemed invaluable.
This award is an opportunity for The American Phytopathological Society to express its deep appreciation for the extraordinary dedication of the APS President over the past four years of service starting from vice president and president-elect to president and then past president. The receipt of this award designates the end of the presidential term for the individual.
Joyce E. Loper USDA-ARS
Gary C. Bergstrom Cornell University
Transfer of the APS Gavel Donald G. White University of Illinois
The current APS President transfers the APS gavel to the PresidentElect to signify the transfer of the presidential position, officially starting the term of the new President.
John H. Andrews University of Wisconsin-Madison