Adolph E. Gude, Jr., Award

This monetary award honors the Gude Family, who made possible the establishment of the Gude Plant Science Center. The award, established by the Society and first given in 1983, is made triennially to a scientist or lay person in recognition of outstanding service to the science of plant biology. Membership in the Society is not a requirement for the award.

Joe key

2016 Winner: Joe L. Key

Joe L. Key (University of Georgia, Athens) is this year’s recipient of the Adolph E. Gude, Jr. Award, which is given in recognition of outstanding service to the science of plant biology. Joe’s early implementation of molecular techniques to study auxin-regulated gene transcription and heat shock–regulated protein synthesis laid a foundation for the field of plant molecular biology. He was instrumental in securing the USDA Competitive Grants Program that brought funding and scientific rigor to plant biology, recognized early on the value of recombinant DNA technology to agricultural sciences, and provided leadership and vision during the initial international meetings on plant molecular biology. These endeavors nurtured the current community of plant biologists.

Committee

Committee

Julia Bailey-Serres, Chair (15-22)
Natasha Raikhel, Past Winner (15-16)
Barbara J. Baker (07-16)
Stan Roux (10-16)
Wendy Boss (15-22)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison

Nomination & Deadlines

The Adolph E. Gude, Jr. Award will be offered again in 2019. Please check the nominations page in January 2018 to make a nomination.

Past Winners

2013 -Natasha Raikhel- in recognition of outstanding service to the science of plant biology

2010 -Ralph Quatrano- for his scientific contributions and his multifaceted and stimulating service to the plant sciences community in the United States and around the world

2007 – Winslow R. Briggs – in recognition of outstanding service to the science of plant physiology

2004 – Lloyd Evans – for his outstanding contributions in the areas of crop yield and the control of flowering in higher plants.

2001 Gary Toenniessen for his outstanding service to the science of plant biology.

1998 Machi Dilworth for her impressive record of dedicated service in promoting research in plant biology.

1995 *Eli Romanoff for outstanding service to the science of plant physiology

1992 *Martin Gibbs for his steady, conscientious, and devoted guidance of Plant Physiology during his unparalleled 30 years as editor-in-chief of the journal.

1989*John B. Hanson for outstanding service to the discipline of plant physiology as a scientist, educator, and administrator and for contributing time, expertise, and wisdom to the American Society of Plant Physiologists.

1986 Robert Rabson for outstanding service to the science of plant physiology and to the American Society of Plant Physiologists.

1983 William H. and Winifred Klein for exceptional service rendered to the American Society of Plant Physiologists.

*Deceased