Fellow of ASPB Award Committee
Daniel R. Bush
Colorado State University
Dan is recognized for his research on assimilate transport and regulation of source-sink partitioning. He has identified sucrose and amino acid transporters and mechanisms regulating their expression and abundance. Dan-s dedication to ASPB and his leadership have had a lasting impact on the strength and vitality of the Society today. As secretary and Program Committee chair (1999-2001), Dan brought new innovations to the meeting program to attract younger scientists. Under his leadership as president of ASPB (2002-2003), the Society transitioned to a new executive director and reorganized the Education Foundation to improve the focus and vitality of the Society. Dan continues to serve on the Board of Trustees, as chair of the Bogorad Award Committee, and as a member of the editorial board of Plant Physiology.
University of Minnesota
Jerry is known for his pioneering studies of auxin biosynthesis and metabolism. He identified and characterized endogenous auxins and developed stable isotope methods to quantify auxins. This work was seminal to understanding the mode of auxin action. Jerry-s commitment to ASPB is evident from his service on the editorial board of Plant Physiology from 1986 to 1992 and on the Executive Committee of ASPB, representing the Washington, DC, section, from 1995 to 1998. During this same period he chaired the Membership Committee and dedicated his tenure to developing new approaches for attracting young members to ASPB.
University of California, Los Angeles
Sabeeha is recognized for her studies of metal ion metabolism. Her work has revealed the importance of copper scavenging enzymes for chloroplast biogenesis and for electron transport in both the chloroplast and mitochondria. Sabeeha served as coeditor of The Plant Cell from 2002 to 2004, and her term as editor of Annual Review of Plant Biology extends from 2003 to 2009. She chaired the Early Career Award Committee from 2004 to 2007, served on the Minority Affairs Committee (2000-2003) and the Shull Award Committee (1999-2001). She was instrumental in establishing the Lawrence Bogorad Award.
Michigan State University
Jack is recognized for his enormous contributions to our understanding of starch and glycogen biosynthesis, including the engineering of potato tuber to increase starch content in 1992 and the determination of the crystal structures of the E. coli branching enzyme and the potato tuber ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase in the first half of this decade. Through his long years as associate editor (1980-1992) and editorial board member (1992-1995) of Plant Physiology, Jack established standards for articles in plant biochemistry. He is recognized for his teaching in the plant biochemistry course and his long-term commitment and leadership in the international arena in promoting plant biochemistry through meetings and workshops. Although it has been over half a century since he published his first paper, he continues an outstanding record of distinguished teaching and research.