MSA 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 Award Chart page. 

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

MSA Awards Committee Members for 2022-2023
MSA Awards Coordinator: Allison Walker (2021-2024)
Treasurer: Heather Hallen-Adams

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

  • Lori Carris
  • Tim James
  • Greg Bonito
  • Sara Branco

Mycological Society Honorary Awards Committee
Awards Administered: MSA Fellows, Honorary MSA members
Chair: Don Pfister

  • Rytas Vilgalys
  • Anne Pringle

Mycological Society Student Awards Committee
Awards Administered: MSA Graduate Fellowship, NAMA Memorial Fellowship, Backus Award, Undergraduate Research Award, Best Oral and Poster Presentations by Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Chair: Maj Padamsee

  • Brandon Hassett
  • Astrid Ferrer
  • Suzanne Joneson

Mycological Society Mentor Travel Awards Committee
Awards Administered: Mentor Student Travel Awards
Chair: Vinson Doyle

  • Jane Stewart
  • Ryoko Oono
  • Louis (Jamie) Lamit

Mycological Society Research Awards Committee
Awards Administered: Martin-Baker Research Award, Clark T. Rogerson Student Research Award, Forest Fungal Ecology & Forest Fungal Ecology Postdoctoral Research Awards, Alexander H. and Helen V. Smith Research Award, John W. Rippon Research Award, Salomon Bartnicki-Garcia Research Award, Emory Simmons Research Award, Translational Mycology & Translational Mycology Postdoctoral Research Awards, Robert W. Lichtwardt Student Research Award
Chair: Ari Jumpponen

  • Camille Truong
  • Benjamin Wolfe
  • Jose Vargas-Muniz
  • László Nagy

Mycological Society International Travel Awards
Awards Administered: International Travel Awards
Chair: Gábor Kovács

  • Maria Alice Neves
  • Terry Torres-Cruz, Student Rep
  • Maria P. Martin-Esteban, ex officio, Past Chair