Peter Hepler, professor emeritus of Biology, was named an inaugural fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists during the organization’s annual meeting held July 7-11 in Chicago.
Established this year, the fellow of ASPB award may be granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the society by current members in areas that include research, education, mentoring, outreach, and professional and public service. Current members of ASPB who have contributed to the society for at least 10 years are eligible for nomination. Fellowship status is accorded to no more than 2 percent of the membership each year.
Fellows receive a certificate of distinction and a lapel pin.
Founded in 1924, ASPB is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. This professional society has a membership of approximately 5,000 plant scientists from the United States and more than 50 other nations. ASPB publishes two of the most widely cited plant science journals in the world, Plant Cell and Plant Physiology.