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Maize Genetics Community Awards

We have a vibrant community of researchers that study maize genetics. This community includes many exceptional individuals that are deserving of recognition. The MGC and MGAC wishes to recognize researchers at the early, mid, and late-career stages that have made significant contributions to our understanding of maize genetics and to our community. Each year, we plan to recognize a winner of the M. Rhoades Early-Career Maize Genetics, L. Stadler Mid-Career Maize Genetics, and R. Emerson Lifetime awards at the annual Maize Genetics Conference.

Awards & Nominations Committee:

The McClintock Prize

The Barbara McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies was created to memorialize the unequalled contributions of Dr. McClintock through providing recognition to the most outstanding plant geneticists of the present era.

R. Emerson Lifetime Award

The R. Emerson Lifetime Maize Genetics Award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary lifetime achievements in maize genetics. Recipients of this award shall be leaders in the maize community who have made seminal contributions to our understanding of maize genetics. To be eligible for this award, the nominee should have held a permanent position for over 20 years.
2020 Winner:

Jerry Kermicle

L. Stadler Mid-Career Award

The L. Stadler Mid-Career Maize Genetics Award will be given to an individual that has been in a permanent position for 9-20 years. The winner will have an outstanding track record of discovery research in maize (or related species) genetics.

2020 Winner:

Jim Holland

M. Rhoades Early-Career Award

The M. Rhoades Early-Career Maize Genetics Award will be given to an individual that has been in a permanent position within the past 8 years. It is expected that the awardee will have made significant research contributions through genetic studies of maize or related species.

2020 Winner:

Matthew Hufford