American Society of Plant Biologists

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American Society of Plant Biologists
Founded 1924 (1924)
  • 15501 Monona Drive
    Rockville, MD 20855
Origins Founded as American Society of Plant Physiologists
Key people
President: Richard Dixon
Immediate Past President: Julian Schroeder
President-Elect: Sally Mackenzie
Secretary: Alice Harmon
Treasurer: C. Robertson McClung
Executive Director: Crispin Taylor

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences. It was founded in 1924 as the American Society of Plant Physiologists and renamed in 2001. It publishes The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology and organizes conferences and other activities that are key to the advancement of the science.

Membership in the American Society of Plant Biologists is open to anyone from any nation who is concerned with the physiology, molecular biology, environmental biology, cell biology, and biophysics of plants, and other related matters.


The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. Over the decades the Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology as well as to serve the basic interests of plant science. It publishes the highly cited and respected journals Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell. Membership spans six continents, and members work in such diverse areas as academia, government laboratories, and industrial and commercial environments. The Society also has a large student membership. ASPB plays a key role in uniting the international plant science disciplines.


ASPB publishes monthly two peer-reviewed journals

The society also publishes ASPB News, a newsletter which is distributed to all ASPB members.


ASPB is divided into five geographic sections (some sections overlap on their borders):

  • Mid-Atlantic Section: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Midwestern Section: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Manitoba, Ontario
  • Northeast Section: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Southern Section: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Western Section: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan


ASPB organizes an annual Plant Biology meeting each year:

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