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2019 - John W. Finley, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
The Evolution and Future Needs of Food Chemistry in a Changing World

2018 - James N. Seiber, Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis
Pathogens And Pesticides—Research Topics In Food And Environmental Safety

2017 - John A. Pickett, Michael Elliott Distinguished Research Fellow, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, England 
New Opportunities for Sustainable Food Production from the Chemical Science of Agriculture

2016 - May R. Berenbaum, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
How to Eat a Plant—Phytochemical Detoxification in Bees vs Butterflies

2015 - James H. Tumlinson, Ralph O. Mumma, Professor of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University
Insect Herbivore Pest Management With Chemical Ecology

2014 - Robert T. Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
Role of innovation in addressing the challenges facing global agriculture

2013 - Keith R Solomon, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Toxicology, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
Arriving at the Truth: Weight of Evidence for Assessing Risks of Agrochemicals

2012 - Eric Block, Carla Rizzo Delray Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University at Albany, State University of New York
Fifty Years of Smelling Sulfur: From Allium Chemistry to Olfactory Detection of Sulfur Compounds

2011 - Deborah Delmer, Professor Emeritus, College of Biological Sciences, University of California at Davis, Davis, California
Applying Advances in Chemistry to Benefit Developing World Agriculture

2010 - Chris R. Somerville, Director, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Development of Cellulosic Biofuels

2009 - Charles J. Arntzen, Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair and The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Biomanufacture of Nanoparticle Vaccines in Plants

2008 - Fergus M. Clydesdale, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A Nutritional Odyssey: From Famine to Feast, Can Science and Policy Solve the Dilemma?

2007 - Bruce E. Dale, Biomass Conversion Research Lab at Michigan State University
Why Cellulosic Ethanol is Nearer than You Think: Creating the Biofuels Future

2006 - Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Synthetic Prions, Mad Cow, and Scientific Heresy

2005 - Donald L. Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Endowed Chair and Chairman of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, the University of Delaware

Grand Challenges and Opportunities in the Environmental Sciences: The Importance of Basic Research and Technology

2004 - Robert L. Buchanan, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Moving Food Safety Concepts into the 21st Century: Learning to Describe, Manage, and Even Enjoy Biological Variability

2003 - Kriton K. Hatzios, Head, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, and Associate Dean for Research, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Tribute Honoring the Lifetime Achievements and Contributions of Kriton Hatzios

2002 - Irvin E. Liener, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry Department, University of Minnesota
From Soybeans to Lectins: A Trail of Research Revisited

2001 - Malcolm J. Thompson, Insect Physiology Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service (retired)
Structure, Function and Metabolism of Insect Steroids

2000 - William S. Bowers, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona
Lessons from Nature Point the Way to Environmentally Friendly Methods for Crop Protection

1999 - Bruce D. Hammock, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California at Davis
Integration of Biotechnology into Agricultural Chemistry

1998 - Martin Beroza, Chief, Organic Chemicals Synthesis Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service


1997 - Ernest Hodgson, Head, Department of Toxicology, North Carolina State University

1996 - Hugh D. Sisler, Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology, University of Maryland

1995 - Winslow R. Briggs, Director Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington

1994 - Wendell L. Roelofs, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Insect Biochemistry, Cornell University

1993 - Philip H. Abelson, Deputy Editor, Science, and Scientific Advisor to AAAS

1992 - John E. Casida, Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of California at Berkeley

1991 - Peter S. Eagleson, Professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1990 - Roy L. Whistler, Emeritus Professor of Purdue University

1989 - Sanford A. Miller, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

1988 - Bruce N. Ames, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley

1987 - Mary-Dell Chilton, Director of Biotechnology Research for Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

1986 - Ralph Hardy, President, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Sciences, Cornell University, and Deputy Chairman, BioTechnica International

1985 - Alan Putnam, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Pesticide Research Center, Michigan State University

1984 - Frederick Ausubel, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

1983 - Melvin Calvin, Nobel Laureate and University Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley

1982 - Warren L. Butler, Professor of Biology and Past Chairman, Biology Department, University of California at San Diego

1981 - Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Laureate and Director of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico City