The Margaret Menzel Award
The Genetics Section is pleased to remember DR. MARGARET MENZEL. The Margaret
Menzel Award is presented by the Genetics Section for the outstanding paper
presented in the contributed papers sessions of the annual meetings
2013 - Dr. Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, University of Florida
For the paper “Differential gene expression and loss in two natural and synthetic allotetraploid Tragopogon species (Asteraceae) and their diploid progenitors"
Co-authors: Lyderson Viccini, Richard Buggs, Michael Chester, Ana Veruska Cruz Da Silva, Srikar Chamala, Ruth Davenport, Wei Wu, Patrick S. Schnable, W. Brad Barbazuk, Douglas Soltis and Pamela Soltis.
2011 - Matthew Parks,
Oregon State University, Advisor, Aaron Liston
For the paper “Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Mitigating the Effect of Noisy Data in Plastome Phylogenomic Analyses."
Co-authors: Richard Cronn and Aaron Liston.
2010 - James Clarkson, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
For the paper “The dynamic Nicotiana genome: diploid hybrids, tetraploid hybrids and inter-allelic recombination."
Co-authors: Laura Kelly, Andrew R. Leitch, Sandra Knapp and Mark W. Chase.
2009 - J. Chris Pires,
University of Missouri
For the paper “Homoeologous chromosome pairing and rearrangements adientified in allopolyploid Brassica napus by integrated BAC-FISH karyotype of diploid Brassica."
Co-author was Zhiyong Xiong.
2008 - Michael Barker,
University of British Columbia
For the paper “Evolutionary
genomics of hybridization: Detecting ancient hybridization and
introgression by the inference of intrologs in plant genomes."
Co-author was Loren H. Rieseberg.
2007 - Keith Adams,
University of British Columbia
For the paper “Subfunctionalization
of genes duplicated by polyploidy in response to environmental
stress." Co-author was Zhenlan Liu.
2006 - Katrina Dlugosch, University
of California Santa Cruz
For the paper “Inbreeding
depression, outbreeding depression, and evolution in founding populations
of an invasive plant." Co-author was Ingrid M. Parker.
2005 - Mitchell McGlaughlin,
Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden
For for the paper “Adaptive
diversification in Dubautia
(Asteraceae), a widespread member of the Hawaiian silversword alliance."
Co-author was Elizabeth Friar.
2004 - Carrie Wu,
University of California, Urvine
For for her paper “Spatial genetic structure of cytoplasmic and nuclear markers in natural Ipomopsis (Polemoniaceae) hybrid zone". Her co-author
was Diane Campbell.
2003 - Lin da Jennings
, University of British Columbia
For her paper "Genetic, morphological and ecological variationwithin and between two Southern Utah endemics, Townsendia aprica and T. jonesii var. lutea (Asteraceae). Her co-author was Jeanette Whitton.
2001 - Briana Gross, Willamette University
For her paper entitled "Potential multiple
origins for Helianthus deserticola,
a diploid hybrid species." Her paper was
co-authored by Andrea Schwarzbach and Loren Rieseberg.
2000 - Joel Duff,
University of Akron
For his talk co-authored by Mark Davis and Angela Boyle
and entitled "The fate of conserved ribosomal
DNA and protein-coding gene clusters during the evolution of land plant mitochondrial
1998 - Paula Randall,
Brigham Young University
For for her talk entitled "Homologs of
the Antirrhinum majus
centroradialis and floricaula genes in Atriplex garrettii."
1997 - Jerome Laroche, Peng Li, Lurent Maggia, and Jean Bousquet
For their talk entitled "Molecular evolution
of angiosperm mitochondrial introns and exons."
1996 - Richard Whitkus, University of California, Riverside
For his paper with Doan Hanh and Timothy Lowry
entitled "Genetic control of female sterility
in Hawaiian Tetramolopium
1995 - Kelly Gallagher
For her paper entitled "Allozyme evidence
for hybridization and introgression between an introduced and a putative native
species of Carpobrotus (Aizoaceae)."
1994 - Scott A. Hodges
For his paper co-authored by Michael L. Arnold and entitled
"Floral and ecological isolation between
Aquilegia formosa and
1991 - Steven Broyles
For his paper co-authored by Robert Wyatt on "Pollen-mediated
gene flow into natural populations of Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata
1990 - Jonathan F. Wendel, Iowa State University
For his paper co-authored with James M. Stewart and Jeffrey
H. Rettig, "Molecular evidence
for the origin of Gossypium bickii via
homoploid reticulate speciation."
1989 - Claude W. De Pamphilis, University of Michigan
For his paper, "Evolution of chloroplast
DNA under relaxed selection in beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana: Orobanchaceae),
a nonphotosynthetic angiosperm."