The Charles Albert Shull Award

This award was initiated in 1971 by the Society to honor Dr. Charles A. Shull, whose personal interest and support were largely responsible for the founding and early growth of the Society. It is a monetary award made annually for outstanding investigations in the field of plant biology by a member who is generally under forty-five years of age on January 1st of the year of presentation, or is fewer than ten years from the granting of the doctoral degree. Breaks in careers will be considered when addressing the age limit of this award. The recipient is invited to address the Society at the annual meeting the following year.

2019 Winner: Siobhan Brady

Siobhan Brady (Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Genome Center at the University of California, Davis) is the 2019 recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award. Siobhan is a leader in using systems biology to understand the gene regulatory networks that control plant root development and function. She pioneered research on cell type-specific gene expression profiling in roots, and she has integrated cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches to define the transcriptional regulatory networks involved in root vascular development and nitrogen metabolism. In addition to her ground-breaking research, Siobhan has been recognized as an outstanding advisor and mentor to students at UC Davis, and she has provided generous service to the wider plant biology community, and ASPB specifically.

Kris Niyogi, Chair (2018-2021)
Libo Shan (2019-2022)
Patricia Bedinger (2017-2020)
Siobhan Brady, Past Winner (2019-2020)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison