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.

2022 Winner: Lucia Strader

Lucia Strader is an associate professor of biology at Duke University and is the 2022 recipient of the Charles Albert Shull award.  Lucia is at forefront of combining molecular genetic approaches with structural and biophysical insights to elucidate plant development, with an emphasis on auxin signaling and interactions among hormone signaling pathways. Her collaborative work on the structure of auxin transcriptional regulators has invigorated the field, revealing how large and diverse complexes may regulate auxin target genes, thus contributing to the complexity of auxin responses. Lucia is additionally recognized for her work mentoring early career scientists and for her service as an advocate for plant biology and the community of plant scientists.

Dominique Bergman, Chair (2021-2024)
Lucia Strader, Past Winner (2022-2023)
Marisa Otegui (2020-2023)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison