Fellow of ASPB Award Committee
Bonnie is recognized for her seminal research on microRNAs in plants and for characterizing the role of the endogenous auxin precursor, indole-3-butyric acid, in auxin homeostasis and plant growth and development. Bonnie served on the Executive Committee from 2004 to 2007 and has been both a monitoring editor (2001–2003) and associate editor (2003 to present) of Plant Physiology.As an associate editor, Bonnie helped organize several special issues of the journal. In addition, she has generously given her time to participate in ASPB mentoring workshops and to review the ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) awards.
Washington State University
Gerry has an international reputation for his many major contributions to understanding photosynthetic carbon metabolism in higher plants, especially characterizing the structural and biochemical diversity of C4 species. In 2002, he was awarded the Charles F. Kettering Award for excellence in the field of photosynthesis. He has served ASPB as a member of the editorial board of Plant Physiology from 1981 to 1992, a member of the Publications Committee from 1987 to 1992, and the chair of the Charles F. Kettering Award Committee from 2005 to 2008.
USDA/ARS, UC Berkeley,
Sheila is widely recognized for her research on plant reproduction, including the bases of male and female gametophyte development, molecular basis of polarized pollen tube growth, and male–female interactions that underlie pollination and fertilization. She has served ASPB extensively through her role as associate editor (2005 to present), focus issue editor, and monitoring editor of Plant Physiology and by serving on and chairing the Stephen Hales Prize Award Committee (2010–2012). Sheila’s commitment to improving science writing is also evident in the courses and workshops she has offered.
Michigan State University
Kathy is recognized for her pioneering studies of mechanisms underlying the control of organelle number and size. She has identified a complex of interacting proteins, including plant-specific proteins, which regulate chloroplast division. She was a member of the ASPB Executive Committee from 2008 to 2011. She has been a monitoring editor of Plant Physiology (2005–2010) and is coeditor of a focus issue on Plastid Biology (2011). She has also served on the editorial committee of the Annual Review of Plant Biology (2006–2011) and on the Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award Committee, which she chaired in 2007–2008.
University of California, Riverside
Linda is recognized for her expertise in the areas of plant responses to wounding and plant–insect interactions. Her research has elucidated the roles of wound-induced leucine aminopeptidases and the molecular responses of plants to white-fly infestation. She has been an active member of ASPB for nearly three decades, serving on the editorial board of Plant Physiology from 1989 to 1993 and as elected member of the Executive Committee from 2003 to 2006. Reflective of her passion for mentoring young scientists, Linda has generously contributed to numerous ASPB career development workshops.