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.

2017 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 Julia Santiago Cuellar.

Julia Santiago Cueller

The Early Career Award acknowledges outstanding research by a scientist generally not more than seven years post-Ph.D. Julia ( University of Lausanne) is recognized for her exceptional contribution to plant cell signaling, particularly with respect to plant hormone perception. Julia has already made major contributions to our understanding of the structural basis for abscisic acid, brassinosteroid, and peptide hormone perception and signal transduction.

Committee

Michael Hahn, Chair (2014-2017)
Cora MacAlister, Past Winner (2016-2017)
Jin Suk Lee, Past Winner (2016-2017)
Keiko Torii (2014-2017)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison

Nominations & Deadlines

The Early Career Award will be offered again in 2017. Please check the nominations page in January 2017 to make a nomination.

Past Winners

2026 Cora MacAlister and Jin Suk Lee

2015 Daniel Chitwood

2014 Jing-Ke Weng

2013 Michael Gore

2012 Michael Nodine

2011 Ravi Maruthachalam

2010 R. Keith Slotkin

2009 Siobhan Brady

2008 Ping He

2007 Elena Shpa

2006 Simon Chan

2005 Shin-ya Miyagishima