Adolph E. Gude, Jr. Award

This monetary award honors the Gude Family, who made possible the establishment of the Gude Plant Science Center. The award, established by the Society and first given in 1983, is made triennially to a scientist or lay person in recognition of outstanding service to the science of plant biology. Membership in the Society is not a requirement for the award.

2019 Winner: Maarten Chrispeels

Maarten Chrispeels (University of California, San Diego) is the 2019 recipient of the Adolph E. Gude, Jr. Award, in recognition of his outstanding service to the science of plant biology. Maarten is awarded for his elucidation of the plant endomembrane and secretory systems, vacuoles and water-transport proteins; his advocacy of plant biology and biotechnology in international agriculture as author of three textbooks and as science ambassador, most notably in the Americas; his improvement of the editorial and peer-review process as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology from 1992-2000; and his tireless promotion of diversity and education in plant science.


Julia Bailey-Serres, Chair (2015-2022)
Maarten Chrispeels, Past Winner (2021-2022)
Wendy Boss (2015-2022)
Joseph Hirschberg (2018-2025)
Sharlene Weatherwax (2018-2025)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison