Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

The Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) section is the second theme-based section within the American Society of Plant Biologists.  It was approved by the ASPB Council and Board of Directors in December 2017.

This section represents anyone interested or associated with Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), either as faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students or post-docs interested in a career at a PUI, or individuals with collaborations or other connections with PUI institutions. Our goal is to expand PUI-associated activities and resources, with the hope of establishing a community, through ASPB, that supports and engages PUI-affiliated members on a year-round basis.

PUI Website

Join the Section

Section Leadership

Derek Gingerich, President

Maryann Herman, Vice-President

Liza Conrad, Steering Committee

Karen Hicks, Steering Committee,

Andreas Madlung, Steering Committee,

Leeann Thornton, Section Representative to ASPB Council and Membership Committee

Section Meetings

The PUI section group holds its Annual Business Meeting and a workshop at the ASPB Annual Meeting.  Please see for information on the next workshop.