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

2020 Lecture and Scholarship Awards Program


The Philip C. Hamm Lecture for 2020 will be presented by Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman. Dr. Ashman is a professor of Evolutionary Ecology from Univeristy of Pittsburg.

Scholarship awardees for 2020

Applications due March 31, 2020 to Chana Johnston - [email protected]


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: