Founding Legacy Society Members

The ASPB Legacy Society, launched in late 2016, will use dividend income earned on donations to support professional and student-centered programs and activities. The primary goal is to nurture future generations of plant biologists and, thereby, ensure the health and longevity of the Society.

A small cohort of current and former society leaders, listed below, launched the Legacy Society as Founding Members, each making a contribution of at least $5,000.  Thanks to these individuals’ contributions and those of other generous ASPB members, we have already secured commitments of over half a million dollars. These funds have been invested and will continue to grow until the time of ASPB’s centennial meeting in 2024, at which time the dividends generated will start to be used in support of the society’s good works.

To acquaint the membership with the Founding Members, we are publishing short biographical descriptions. Link to a biography for any member whose name is highlighted in green.

Nikolaus Amrhein
Charles Arntzen
Sarah Assmann
Julia Bailey-Serres
Alice Barkan
Bonnie Bartel
Christoph Benning
James A. Birchler
Larry Blanton
Kenneth J. Boote
Wendy Boss
Rebecca Boston
John Boyer
Ray Bressan
Winslow Briggs*
Mark Brodl
Bob Buchanan
Dan Bush
Judy Callis
Nicholas Carpita
Vicki Chandler
Kent Chapman
Alice Cheung
Ray Chollet
Maarten Chrispeels
Mary Clutter*
Jerry Cohen

Marc Cohn
Gloria Coruzzi
Daniel Cosgrove
John Cushman
Jeff Dangl
Deborah Delmer
Machi Dilworth
Rick Dixon
Gerald Edwards
Robert Fischer
Elisabeth Gantt
Gary Gardner
Robert Giaquinta
Robert Goldberg
Sarah Grant
Pamela Green
Jean Greenberg
Wilhelm Gruissem
Mary Lou Guerinot
Thomas Guilfoyle*
Gretchen Hagen
Michael Hahn
Candace Haigler
Sarah Hake
Andrew Hanson
Maureen Hanson
John Harada

Jeffrey Harper
Gary H. Heichel
Eliot Herman
Ann Hirsch
Tuan-Hua David Ho
Thomas Hodges
Mark Jacobs
Andre Jagendorf*
Alan Jones
Russell Jones
Stefan Kirchanski
Harry Klee
Karen Koch
Leon Kochian
Karen Koster
Brian Larkins
Robert (Rob) Last
Peggy Lemaux
Sharon Long
Stephen Long
William Lucas
Harvard Lyman
Sally Mackenzie
Pal Maliga
Martin Massengale
Maureen McCann
Don McCarty
Rob McClung

Sabeeha Merchant
Blake Meyers
Jonathan Monroe
Gloria Muday
John Mullet
John Ohlrogge
Mel Oliver
Neil Olszewski
Don Ort
Kathy Osteryoung
Robert E. Paull
Eran Pichersky
Carl S. Pike
Ralph Quatrano
Natasha Raikhel
Doug Randall
Eric Roberts
Alison Roberts
Stan Roux
Daniel Schachtman
Danny Schnell
J. William Schopf
Lawrence Schrader
Julian Schroeder
Tom Sharkey
Jane Shen-Miller
Louis Sherman

James Siedow
Wendy Silk
Bijay Singh
Neelima Sinha
Larry Smart
Chris Somerville
Shauna Somerville
Edgar Spalding
Valerie Sponsel
Gary Stacey
Christopher Staiger
Heven Sze
Lincoln Taiz
Margeurite (Rita) Varagona
Indra K. Vasil
Elizabeth Vierling
Richard Vierstra
Alessandro Vitale
Linda Walling
Susan Wessler
Eli Wurtzel
MariaElena Zavala
Jian-Kang Zhu

*Deceased