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Announcing ASPB’s 2023 Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award Winners

Each year, ASPB – through its Women in Plant Biology Committee – makes travel awards to early career women investigators to attend the Plant Biology conference.

Seven women were selected this year, and each will receive a $1,000 award to support their attendance at Plant Biology 2023 in Savannah, GA. One or more of this year’s awardees have been selected by the ASPB Program Committee to present their research in talks during concurrent symposia.

Congratulations to all the 2023 WYITA winners! A list of this year’s recipients and their abstract titles follows.

Hee-Kyung Ahn
The Sainsbury Laboratory, United Kingdom
Contrasting immune signaling mechanisms initiated by paired-NLRs and sensor/helper NLRs

Mei-Chun Cheng
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Regulation of protein stability in light-stress signaling crosstalk: COP1-ERF1-SCE1 module fine-tunes stress response under light-dark cycle in Arabidopsis

Chin-Min Kimmy Ho
Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan    
Leaf epidermal patterning and fate determination

Donghee Hoh
Michigan State University, East Lansing
How has nature tuned photosynthesis to modulate responses to environmental stresses? From exploring natural variations to underlying mechanisms

Maria Maldonado
University of California, Davis
Plant-specific features of respiratory supercomplex I+III2 from Vigna radiata

Rozalynne Samira
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Identifying metabolic and transcriptomic variation in sorghum growing under phosphate deficiency

Chamindika Siriwardana
Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Killeen
Elucidating the biological roles of Nuclear Factor-Y (NF-Y) transcription factors using network analysis