Early Career Award

The Early Career Award was instituted by the Society in 2005 to recognize outstanding research by scientists at the beginnings of their careers. This award is a monetary award made annually for exceptionally creative, independent contributions by an individual, whether or not a member of the Society, who is generally not more than seven years post-Ph.D. on January 1st of the year of the presentation. Breaks in careers will be considered when addressing the time limit of this award.

2023 Winner

The Early Career Award acknowledges outstanding research by a scientist generally not more than seven years post-Ph.D. This year’s Early Career Award recipient is Moisés Expósito-Alonso.

2023 Winner: Moisés Expósito-Alonso

Moisés Expósito-Alonso is recognized as the recipient of the 2023 ASPB Early Career Award. Moisés obtained his BS from the University of Seville and MSc at the University of Edinburgh. During his PhD study with Dr. Detlef Weigel at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, among many innovative works, he generated the first genome-wide map of natural selection for Arabidopsis thaliana and predicted threat that climate change poses on different local populations. After a postdoc at the University of California Berkeley, Moisés joined the faculty at Carnegie and Stanford in 2019, where his group combines large-scale ecological and genomic experiments with modeling to investigate how climate change is impacting plant biodiversity at continental-scale, which will provide conservation and genome engineering strategies to rescue populations vulnerable to climate change.

Paula McSteen, Chair (2020-2025)
Moises Exposito-Alonso, Past Winner (2023-2024)
Charlie Anderson (2020-2024)
Ravishankar Palanivelu (2023-2026)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison