September 7, 2010
St. Paul, Minn. (September 7, 2010)—The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2010 awards. The awards were presented during the APS Awards & Honors Ceremony at the APS Annual Meeting held August 7–11, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The following APS members were recognized as Fellows in 2010 in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or the society: Peter J. Cotty, USDA-ARS; Yigal Elad, ARO, Volcani Center; Robert L. Gilbertson, University of California-Davis; Raymond D. Martyn, Jr., Purdue University; Sally A. Miller, The Ohio State University; Timothy D. Murray, Washington State University; Krishna V. Subbarao, University of California-Davis; Frank F. White, Kansas State University; and Roger P. Wise, USDA-ARS/Iowa State University.
The Excellence in Extension Award was presented to Gary G. Grove, professor of plant pathology at Washington State University and director of Washington AgWeatherNet.
N. Beth Carroll, senior stewardship manager with Syngenta Crop Protection, received the Excellence in Industry Award.
Scott Evan Gold, a professor in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Georgia, received the Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Ruth Allen Award was presented to Rosemary Loria, a professor with Cornell University.
The William Boright Hewitt and Maybelle Ellen Ball Hewitt Award was presented to Nian Wang, assistant professor at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center.
Robert R. Martin, research leader of the Horticultural Crops Research Unit, USDA-ARS, and professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at Oregon State University, received the Lee M. Hutchins Award.
Gregory B. Martin, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, received the Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology.
Sarah J. Pethybridge, Botanical Resources Australia, received the Syngenta Award.
Full descriptions of each of the awardees are available at www.apsnet.org/members/awards. APS is a nonprofit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization’s more than 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health.