The Early Career Award was instituted by the Society in 2005 to recognize outstanding research by scientists at the beginnings of their careers. This award is a monetary award made annually for exceptionally creative, independent contributions by an individual, whether or not a member of the Society, who is generally not more than seven years post-Ph.D. on January 1st of the year of the presentation. Breaks in careers will be considered when addressing the time limit of this award.
The Early Career Award acknowledges outstanding research by a scientist generally not more than seven years post-Ph.D. This year’s Early Career Award co-recipients are Cora MacAlister and Jin Suk Lee.
Cora MacAlister, assistant professor (University of Michigan), is recognized for exceptional contributions and creativity in her studies of the molecular mechanisms of plant development, particularly with respect to transcriptional control of stomatal development and inflorescence architecture in diverse plant species.
Jin Suk Lee
Jin Suk Lee, assistant professor (Concordia University), Montréal, is recognized for her exceptional contributions to plant cell signaling, particularly with respect to mitogen-activated protein kinases that participate in auxin signaling, and peptide-receptor kinase signaling pathways that regulate stomatal development and inflorescence architecture.