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.

2021 Winner: Adrienne Roeder

Adrienne Roeder (Nancy M. and Samuel C. Fleming Term Associate Professor at Cornell University) is the 2021 recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award. Adrienne has taken our understanding of plant development to a new level by combining computational modeling with live imaging and molecular genetics. Her research has highlighted the importance of variability in enabling plants to produce cells of different sizes and to ensure regular and reproducible organ shape and size. This is a principle that extends beyond plants and has broad implications in developmental biology.

Kris Niyogi, Chair (2018-2021)
Libo Shan (2019-2022)
Marisa Otegui (2020-2023)
Zachary Lippman, Past Winner (2020-2021)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison