ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award

The ASPB Science Policy Committee awards the ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award annually to recognize individuals who have advanced the mission of ASPB and its members through significant contributions to plant science and public policy leadership. Awardees generally have made contributions to the broader society that are relevant to the work of plant biologists; recipients need not be plant scientists themselves.

The ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award recipient is invited to address the Society during the annual meeting held in the year of their award.

2020 Winner: Jane Silverthorne

Jane Silverthorne is the 2020 recipient of ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award.  Dr. Silverthorne served as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Directorate of Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation where she played a key role in development of the Plant Genome Research Program.

Science Policy Committee Members

Nathan Springer (2017-2020), chair
Harry Klee, Immediate Past-President (2016-2019)
Shandrea Stallworth, Early Career Rep (2017-2019)
Jeffrey Chen (2017-2021)
Scott Jackson (2018-2022)
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill (2018-2022)
Jim Carrington (2015-2019)
Neal Stewart (2015-2019)
Tyrone Spady, Staff Liaison