The Philip C. Hamm Memorial Lectureship and Scholarship in the Plant Sciences

2019 Lecture and Scholarship Awards Program

Thursday April 18, 2019
Borlaug Hall 335

3:00 p.m. Lecture & Awards Ceremony
4:30 p.m. Reception (Borlaug Commons Rm395)

The Philip C. Hamm Lecture for 2019 will be presented by Dr. Anne B. Britt Thursday, April 18, 2019. Dr. Britt is a professor of Plant Biology from Univeristy of California Davis.

Scholarship awardees for 2019

Applications due March 15, 2019 to Brooke Humpherys -


The Philip C. Hamm Memorial Lectureship in the Plant Sciences was established at the University of Minnesota in 1980 by a grant from the Monsanto Agricultural Products Company in memory of the late Philip C. Hamm, an outstanding research scientist in the employ of the company. The lectureship is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the plant sciences.

Dr. Hamm, a native of St. Paul, earned two degrees at the University of Minnesota; a B.S. degree in forestry in 1938 and a Ph.D. degree in plant physiology in 1950. He gained worldwide recognition as an innovative investigator in the plant sciences, receiving 63 patents for his discoveries, and as author or co-author of numerous papers. He held a wide variety of research positions with Monsanto before his appointment as Science Fellow in 1959 and Distinguished Science Fellow in 1975. Information about patents obtained by Dr. Hamm: