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: Lori Carris

  • Tim James
  • Greg Bonito
  • Sara Branco
  • Marin Brewer
  • Matt Smith

Mycological Society Honorary Awards Committee
Awards Administered: MSA Fellows, Honorary MSA members
Chair: Rytas Vilgalys

  • Anne Pringle
  • Sharon Cantrell
  • Don Pfister

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: Brandon Hassett

  • Astrid Ferrer
  • Suzanne Joneson
  • Maj Padamsee

Mycological Society Mentor Travel Awards Committee
Awards Administered: Mentor Student Travel Awards
Chair: Jane Stewart

  • Ryoko Oono
  • Louis (Jamie) Lamit
  • Vincent Doyle

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: Camille Truong

  • Benjamin Wolfe
  • Jose Vargas-Muniz
  • László Nagy
  • Ari Jumpponen

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