ASPB is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Assmann as the next Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell beginning January 1, 2020. She succeeds Sabeeha Merchant, whose term ends in December. Sally’s appointment at this time is particularly exciting, as it coincides with The Plant Cell’s 30th anniversary this year.
Sally is the Waller Professor of Biology at Penn State University. Her research interests focus on how plants sense and respond to stresses associated with climate change, particularly drought and high temperature. Sally has been a very engaged member of ASPB, serving on multiple committees and most notably as president of ASPB from 2009 to 2010.