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 the Legacy Society 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.
Pioneer Members of the ASPB Legacy Society Members
Pioneer Members of the Legacy Society provided the education and research training for many members of our community, and in some cases the leadership of the Society and its journals. Their recognition as a Pioneer comes from former graduate students, postdocs, colleagues, family members, and friends who collectively contributed $5,000 or more to honor them as a member of the Legacy Society. Names of the contributors are listed beneath each Pioneer’s name, as well as links to available biographical information about the Pioneer and their contributions to plant biology.
Maarten and Janet Chrispeels
Stefan Kirchanski and Ann Hirsch
Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh
Xing Wang Deng
Jorge Nieto Sotelo
Yu (Roy) Zhang