The ASPB Legacy Society

The ASPB Legacy Society, initiated in late 2016, will use income earned from donations to support ASPB’s professional and student-centered programs and activities. The primary goal is to nurture future generations of plant biologists and, thereby, ensure the health and longevity of the Society. The Legacy Society is championed by the Legacy Society Leadership Committee and was launched by contributions from Founding Members who endowed the fund with a financial commitment of over half a million dollars. All of ASPB’s fundraising activities are governed by the Society’s Gift Acceptance Policy.

Pioneer Members of ASPB are a special group of plant scientists who helped make ASPB what it is today: one of the leading professional associations for plant biology in the world. These individuals provided the education and research training for many members of our community, and in some cases the leadership of the Society and its journals.

Founding Legacy Society Members

To acquaint ASPB’s members with the Founding Members of the Legacy Society, we have published short autobiographical descriptions of their careers. Link to a biography for any member whose name is highlighted in green. Within the bios, the link to a Founding Member’s Academic Family Tree shows individuals whose careers they nurtured, as well as those who nurtured them.

Nikolaus Amrhein
Charles Arntzen
Sarah Assmann
Julia Bailey-Serres
Alice Barkan
Bonnie Bartel
Christoph Benning
James Birchler
Larry Blanton
Kenneth Boote
Wendy Boss
Rebecca Boston
John Boyer
Ray Bressan
Winslow Briggs*
Mark Brodl
Bob Buchanan
Dan Bush
Judy Callis
Nicholas Carpita
Vicki Chandler
Kent Chapman
Alice Cheung
Ray Chollet
Maarten Chrispeels
Mary Clutter*
Jerry Cohen

Marc Cohn
Gloria Coruzzi
Daniel Cosgrove
John Cushman
Jeff Dangl
Dean DellaPenna
Deborah Delmer
Machi Dilworth
Rick Dixon
Gerald Edwards
Robert Fischer
Elisabeth Gantt
Gary Gardner
Robert Giaquinta
Robert Goldberg
Sarah Grant
Pamela Green
Jean Greenberg
Wilhelm Gruissem
Mary Lou Guerinot
Thomas Guilfoyle*
Gretchen Hagen
Michael Hahn
Candace Haigler
Sarah Hake
Andrew Hanson
Maureen Hanson
John Harada

Jeffrey Harper
Gary Heichel
Eliot Herman
Ann Hirsch
Tuan-Hua David Ho
Thomas Hodges
Steve Howell
Mark Jacobs
Andre Jagendorf*
Alan Jones
Russell Jones
Stefan Kirchanski
Harry Klee
Karen Koch
Leon Kochian
Karen Koster
Brian Larkins
Robert (Rob) Last
Peggy Lemaux
Sharon Long
Stephen Long
William Lucas
Harvard Lyman
Sally Mackenzie
Pal Maliga
Martin Massengale
Maureen McCann
Donald McCarty
Rob McClung

Sabeeha Merchant
Blake Meyers
Jonathan Monroe
Gloria Muday
John Mullet
John Ohlrogge
Mel Oliver
Neil Olszewski
Don Ort
Kathy Osteryoung
Robert E. Paull
Eran Pichersky
Carl Pike
Ralph Quatrano
Natasha Raikhel
Doug Randall
Eric Roberts
Alison Roberts
Stan Roux
Daniel Schachtman
Danny Schnell
J. William Schopf
Lawrence Schrader
Julian Schroeder
Tom Sharkey
Jen Sheen
Jane Shen-Miller
Louis Sherman

James Siedow
Wendy Silk
Bijay Singh
Neelima Sinha
Larry Smart
Chris Somerville
Shauna Somerville
Edgar Spalding
Valerie Sponsel
Gary Stacey
Christopher Staiger
Heven Sze
Lincoln Taiz
Marguerite Varagona
Indra Vasil
Elizabeth Vierling
Richard Vierstra
Alessandro Vitale
Linda Walling
Susan Wessler
Eli Wurtzel
MariaElena Zavala
Jian-Kang Zhu

*Deceased

Peter Albersheim

Obituary

Nick Carpita
Alan Darvill
Deborah Delmer
Ivana Gelineo-Albersheim
Michael Hahn
Ken Keegstra
Maureen McCann
Deb Mohnen
Chris Somerville
Mary Tierney
Barbara Valent

Robert Bandurski

Obituary

John Chisnell
Jerry Cohen
Grogory Dilworth
Ephraim and Rhonda Epstein
Peter Felker
Prudence Hall
Hanna Chroboczek Kelker & Norman Edsel Kelker
Yoshie Momonoki
Heather Nonhebel
Dennis Reinecke

Wendy Boss

Biography

Rebecca Boston
Irena Brglez
Myeon Haeng Cho
Catherine Dieck
Amy Grunden
Ron Heike & Henry Sederoff
Chiu-Yueh Hung
Yang Ju Im
Ellen Lentz
Terri Long
Camelia Okpodu
Jill Paulik
Imara Perera
Staffan Persson
Marcela Rojas-Pierce
Wendy Ransom-Hodgkins
Magaly Rincon-Zachary
William Thompson

Maarten Chrispeels

Biography

Roberto Bollini
Joe Chappell
Francois Chaumont
Gabriella Colucci
Eliot Herman
Herman Hofte
Susanne (Kjemtrup) & William Lovelace
LaVerne Ragster
Sandro Vitale
Antje Von Schaewen

Mary Clutter

Obituary

Tom Brady
Jerry Cohen
William Crepet
Machi Dilworth
Brian Larkins
Elliott Meyerowitz
Virginia Walbot
Ed Yeung

Eric Conn

Obituary

Kevin Conn
Michael Conn

Deborah Delmer

Biography

Tony Bacic
Richard Blanton
Nicholas Carpita
Monika Doblin
Candace Haigler
Takahisa Hayashi
Ursula Heiniger
Kenneth Keegstra
Anita Klein
Brian Larkins
Maureen McCann
Ralph Quatrano
Alison & Eric Roberts
Mary Tierney

Anonymous Donor

Machi Dilworth

Biography

Jerry Cohen
Robert Goldberg
John Harada
Brian Larkins
Diane and Jack Okamuro
Muriel Poston-Hughes
Jane Silverthorne
Ramin Yadegari

Martin Gibbs

Obituary

Gerald Berkowitz
John Boyer
Raymond Chollet
Maarten Chrispeels
Elisabeth Gantt
Stanley Roux
Tom Sharkey
Jane Shen (Miller) Schopf & J. William Schopf

Solon Gordon

Obituary

J. William Schopf
Jane Shen-Miller

Richard Hageman

Obituary

Fred Below
George Bowes
Steven Crafts Brandner
Maarten and Janet Chrispeels
Urs Feller
James Harper
Andrew Reed
J. William Schopf
Jane Shen-Miller
William Ogren

John Hanson

Obituary

John Cheeseman
Maarten and Janet Chrispeels
Thomas Hodges
Theodore Hsiao
Robert Leonard
Magaly Rincon-Zachary
Sharon Rogers
Jack Shannon
Donald Weeks

Eliot Herman

Biography

Parker Antin
Roger Beachy
Shane Burgess
Maarten Chrispeels
Bentley Fane
David Galbraith
Anthony Kinney
Brian Larkins
Monica Schmidt
Bo Shen
Rod Wing
Ramin Yadegari

Stephen Howell

Biography

Susan Altenbach
Manuel Ares
Maarten Chrispeels
Stan Gelvin
Greg Gocal
Eliot Herman
JianXiang Liu
Jim Posankony
Robert Schmidt
Anne Simon

Hans Kende

Obituary

Kent Bradford
Maarten Chrispeels
Deborah Delmer
Machi Dilworth
Gary Gardner
Pamela Green
Andrew Hanson
Russell Jones
Kenneth Keegstra
Anita Klein
Jean-Pierre Metraux
Peter Quail
Natasha Raikhel
Ilya Raskin
Chris & Shauna Somerville
Mike Sussman
Esther van der Knaap

Joe Key

Biography coming soon

William Michael Ainley
David Baulcoumbe
Roger & Cindy Boerma
Gloria Coruzzi
James Stephen Gantt
William Gurley
Gretchen Hagen
Thomas Hodges
John Ingle
Janice Kimpel
Michael Murray
Ron Nagao
Natasha Raikhel
James Roberts
Robert Travis
Elizabeth Vierling
John Walker

Anton Lang

Obituary 

Nikolaus Amrhein
Charles Arntzen
George Coupland
Deborah Delmer
Gary Gardner
Pamela Green
Andrew Hanson
Ursula Heiniger
Rainer Hertel
Russell Jones
Gabriele Kende
Jean-Pierre Metraux
Natasha Raikhel
Michael Sussman
Richard Vierstra
Detlef Weigel

Brian Larkins

Biography

Rebecca Boston
Deborah Delmer
Machi Dilworth
Robert Goldberg
Eliot Herman
Al Kriz
Mauricio Lopes
Michael David Marks
Ralph Quatrano
James Van Etten
Ramin Yadegari

Chu-Yung Lin

Obituary

Ing-Feng Chang
Yee-yung Charng
Long-Fang Chen
Tzyy-Jen Chiou
Chi-Chou Chiu
Jiahn-Chou Guan
Ming-Hsiun Hsieh
Shih-Tong Jeng
Tsung-Luo Jinn
Teh-hui Kao
Allan Yueh-Luen Lee
Hsou-min Li
Yuki Nakamura
Jen Sheen
Ming-Che Shih
Zinmay Sung
Heven Sze
Yi-Fang Tsay
Tong-Seung Tseng
Elizabeth Vierling
Shu-Hsing Wu
Kuo-Chen Yeh
Ching-Hui Yeh
Hungchen Yen

Sharon Long

Biography

David Almassian
Melanie Barnett
Esther Chen
Peter Covitz
Mark Dudley
Eric Engstrom
Robert Fisher and Nancy Federspiel
Matt Gribble
Jeanne Harris
Barbara Howlett
Hiro Ichida
Mike Kahn
Grant Kalinowski
David Keating
Alisa Lehman
William Margollin
John Mulligan and Philippa Webster
N. Kent Peters
Adriana Rightmyer
Sidney Shaw
Henrik Stotz
Rebecca Wais
Kuo-Chen Yeh
Melanie Yelton

Joachim Messing

Obituary

Jiaqiang Dong
Fan Feng
Jinsheng Lai
Yin Li
Chenxu Liu
Rentao Song
Wenqin Wang
Yongrui Wu
Jianhing Xu
Zhiyong Zhang

Delill Nasser

Obituary

Phil Benfey
Anne Britt
Vicki and Paul Chandler
Jeff Dangle and Sarah Grant
Hugo Dooner
Robert Goldberg
Mary Lou Guerinot
Sarah Hake
L. Curtis Hannah
C. Robert McClung
Elliot Meyerowitz
Chris Somerville
Venkatesan Sundaresan
Sue Wessler

Bernard Phinney

Obituary

Maarten and Janet Chrispeels
Jerry Cohen
Machi Dilworth
Gary Gardner
Peter Hedden
Russell Jones
Masayuki Katsumi
Stefan Kirchanski and Ann Hirsch
Noboru Murofushi
Jean Phinney
Valerie Sponsel
Clive Spray
Elaine Tobin

Peter Quail

Biography

Robert Calderon
Jim Colbert
Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh
Xing Wang Deng
Keara Franklin
Enamul Huq
Alan Jones
Min Ni
Jorge Nieto Sotelo
Brian Parks
Dave Somers
Jim Tepperman
Jim Tokuhisa
Gabriela Toledo-Ortiz
Rick Vierstra
Yu (Roy) Zhang

Ralph Quatrano

Biography

Charlie Arntzen
Magdalena Benzanilla
David Cove
Deborah Delmer
Robert Fraley
Robert Goldberg
Hugh Grant

Mark Guiltinan
Brian Larkins
Dawn Luthe
Bill Marcotte

Odd-Arne Olsen
Alison & Eric Roberts

Douglas Randall

Biography

Jim Birchler  & Kathy  Newton
Dale Blevins
Ed Coe
John & Nancy David
Perry Gustafson
Gretchen Hagen & Tom Guilfoyle*
Elizabeth Hoyos-Miernyk & Jan Miernyk*
Russell Jones
Thomas Payne
Joe Polacco
Peter Raven
Robert and Di Sharp
Jerry Taylor
Jay Thelen
John Walker

Holly Schauer

Obituary

James Cook
Anne Datko
Machi Dilworth
Raymond Habas and Caroline Schauer
Rosemary Haggertt
Iris and Gary Heichel
Andrew Jackson
Charles and Miho Kirchman
Brian Larkins
Ralph Quatrano
Sally Rockey
Roland Schauer
Stephen and Monica Schauer
James Tavares

Chris Somerville

Biography

Christoph & Susanne Benning
Dario Bonetta
Clint Chapple
Shaolin Chen
Linda Danhof
Wolf Frommer
Susan Gibson
Stewart Gillmor
Ian Graham
Pamela Green
Erwin Grill
Ying Gu
Thorsten Hamann
George Haughn & Ljerka Kunst
Jan Jaworski
Elliot Meyerowitz
John Ohlrogge
Staffan Persson
Wensheng Qin
Natasha Raikhel
Steven Reiser
Sue Rhee
Adrienne Roeder
John Schiefelbein
John Shanklin
Patrick Sieber
Sharon Thoma
Simon Turner
Micha Volokita
Hong Zhang
James Zhang

Anonymous Donor

Ian Sussex

Obituary

Eva Huala
Sharon Long
Ralph Quatrano

Larry Vanderhoef

Obituary

Rosalie Vanderhoef

Joseph Varner

Biography/Obituary

Maarten and Janet Chrispeels