Awards Committees

Submissions of applications and nominations for all MSA Awards are to be made by following the detailed instructions provided via the links for each award on the main MSA Awards page.

To contact any of the below listed Chairs or members, please login to your MSA membership and access the MSA Officers and Roster webpage.

MSA Awards Committee Memberships for 2018–2019:

MSA Award Coordinator
Andrea Porras-Alfaro

Treasurer
Chris Schardl

Mycological Society Distinctions Committee
Awards administered:
 Distinguished Mycologist Award, Alexopoulos Prize, Weston Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Gordon and Tina Wasson Award

Chair: Dennis Desjardin

Members:

  • Betsy Arnold
  • Anne Pringle
  • Matt Smith
  • Lori Carris
  • Charles Bacon, ex officio, Past Chair
  • Sharon Cantrell, ex officio, MSA President

Honorary Awards Committee

Awards administered: MSA Fellows, Honorary Members

Chair: Kerry O’Donnell

Members:

  • Carol Shearer
  • Tom Volk
  • Jean Lodge, ex officio, Past Chair

Student Awards Committee

Awards Administered: MSA Graduate Fellowships, NAMA Memorial Fellowship, Backus Award, Undergraduate Research Award, Best Oral and Poster Presentations by Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Chair: Allison Walker

Members:

  • Jason Slot
  •  Mia Maltz
  •  Maj Padamsee
  •  Heather Hallen-Adams, ex officio, Past Chair

Mentor Travel Awards Committee

Awards Administered: Mentor Student Travel Awards

Chair: Sara Branco

Members:

  • Stephen Mondo
  • Don Walker
  • Dan Luoma, ex officio, Past Chair

Research Awards Committee:

Awards Administered: Martin-Baker Award, Clark T. Rogerson Student Research Award, Forest Fungal Ecology Research Award, Forest Fungal Ecology Postdoctoral Research Award, Alexander H. and Helen V. Smith Research Award, John W. Rippon Research Award, Salomon Bartnicki-Garcia Award, Emory Simmons Research Award, Translational Mycology Awards (regular and postdoctoral), Robert W. Lichtwardt Student Research Award

Chair: Tim James

Members:

  • Greg Mueller
  • Andy Wilson
  • Ari Jumpponen
  • Camille Truong
  • Jolanta Miadlikowska, ex officio, Past Chair

International Travel Awards

Awards Administered: International Travel Awards

Chair: Gábor Kovács

Members:

  • Marc Stadler
  • Else Vellinga
  • Maria Alice Neves
  • Terry Torres Cruz
  • Maria P. Martin-Esteban, ex officio, Past Chair