ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) fund promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship award.

2017 Winners

Samantha Connolly

University of Vermont

Cameron Criswell

Texas A&M University

Max Hagelthorn

UC Davis

Christopher Imler

University of Florida

Victoria Morris

University of California, Riverside

McKenzie Pickle

University of California, Riverside

Angus Rae

University of Newcastle, Australia

Alex Riley

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Elizabeth Winnicki

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Robert Yvon

University of Massachusetts

Patricia Goytortua

Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Kenneth Kim

University of West Georgia

Tayler Lewis

Radford University

Lauren Pope

James Madison University

Jennifer Walz

University of St. Thomas


Adán Colón-Carmona, Chair (2017-2021)
Jon Monroe (2017-2021)
Erich Grotewold (2018-2022)
Amy Marshall-Colon (2018-2022)
Chris Wolverton (2018-2022)

Nominations & Deadlines

The ASPB SURF award is open for applications on an annual basis with winners announced in the spring. Please check the Application Page for deadlines

Past Winners

Meghan Bacher, University of Puget Sound

Julia Brose, University of Missouri-Columbia

Snigdha Chatterjee, Syracuse University

Alexander Clarke, University of Missouri – Columbia

Nicole Folstad, University of Minnesota

Erin Hartzell, West Virginia University

Johanna L’Heureux, University of Massachusetts

Geneva Lee, Mills College

Helen Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Iris Mollhoff, University of California at Davis

Jeremy Pardo, Cornell University

Amanda Shurzinske, University of Missouri-St.Louis

Anna Tsui, North Carolina State University

Cairo Archer, Cornell University