Martin Gibbs Medal

The Martin Gibbs Medal was instituted by the Society’s executive committee in 1993 to honor Martin Gibbs, editor of Plant Physiology from 1963 to 1992. The Gibbs Medal is presented biennially to an individual who has pioneered advances that have served to establish new directions of investigation in the plant sciences. The winner will receive the medal and will be invited to convene a Martin Gibbs Medal Symposium at the annual meeting the following year.

Craig Pikaard

2015 Winner: Craig Pikaard

The Martin Gibbs Medal, established in 1993, honors individuals who pioneered advances that have served to establish new directions of investigation in the plant sciences. Craig is honored for his seminal work and important discoveries in the fields of nucleolar dominance, gene silencing, and the role and function of the atypical polymerases IV and V. Craig will convene the Martin Gibbs Medal Symposium at Plant Biology 2016.

Committee

Alice Cheung, Acting Chair (2011-2017)
Craig Pikaard, Past Winner (2016-2017)
Gerald Berkowitz (2011-2017)
Mike Axtell, Ad Hoc member (2016-2017)
Sylvia Lee
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Nomination & Deadlines

The Martin Gibbs Medal will be offered again in 2017. Please check the nominations page in January 2017 to make a nomination.

Past Winners

MARTIN GIBBS MEDAL

2015 – Craig Pikaard – for pioneering advances that have served to establish new directions of investigation in the plant sciences.

2013 – Jen Sheen – for pioneering advances that have served to establish new directions of investigation in the plant sciences.

2011 – Steve A. Kay – for his research on biological clocks in both plants and animals.

2009 –John B. Ohlrogge – for his research focused on understanding fatty acid metabolism in plant cells

2007 – Richard A. Jorgensen – for his pioneering work leading to the discovery of RNA interference (RNAi)

2005 – Joseph Ecker – for his seminal contributions in the plant hormone ethylene and genomics.

2003 – June Nasrallah – for her outstanding research in elucidating the molecular basis of self-incompatibility.

2001 Ken Feldmann is recognized for his enormous impact on plant physiology, as well as plant developmental biology and plant genetics.

1999 Steven D. Tanksley for pioneering advances that have served to establish new directions of investigation in the plant sciences.

1997 William J. Lucas for contributing significantly in the general area of transport in plants, both long distance and at the level of the membrane.

1995 Elliot Meyerowitz for making several original contributions that have established new directions of investigation in the plant sciences.

1993 Christopher R. Somerville for development of Arabidopsis thaliana as a genetic system for the study of plant functions.