Entries by Katie Rogers

Taproot S5E5: STARTing out as a PI, Pivoting During COVID, and Advocating for Change

In this episode, our guest is Aman Husbands. Aman is originally from Canada and got his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. After completing his PhD at the University of California Riverside, he moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. In 2018, he moved to The Department of Molecular Genetics at the Ohio State University […]

Plantae Presents: Eric Schranz and Caroline Pont

Plantae Presents: Eric Schranz and Caroline Pont Recorded Feb 10 –  10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET Eric Schranz: Context Matters: Phylogenomic synteny analysis of plants and animals Eric Schranz is currently the professor of Biosystematics at Wageningen University. He was a an undergraduate at Cornell University and received his PhD from the University of […]

Taproot S5E3: Pre-Stressed Conditions: Epigenetics and Life as a Black Academic

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Thelma Madzima, Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Washington, Bothell. A native of Zimbabwe, she received her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Florida and went on to complete a postdoc with Karen McGinnis in the Department of […]

Taproot S5E2: Multiculturalism Matters in the Rhizosphere–and in Academia

This week’s podcast is a conversation with Dr. Adán Colón-Carmona, Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Adán received his PhD from University of California, Irvine and he did postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute and at the University of California, Davis. His research currently focuses on plant rhizosphere interactions, abiotic stress response, […]

Taproot S5E1: Finding Strength in Diverse Scientific Communities

This week’s Taproot podcast episode is a conversation with Dr. Tanisha Williams A plant researcher, she was inspired this summer by the simultaneous rise of the pandemic and the civil uprising against police brutality to draw Black botanists together for a social media event called #BlackBotanistsWeek. Tanisha is an impressively accomplished early career researcher whose […]

Careers in Plant Biology Startups

Careers in Plant Biology Startups Recorded Thursday, November 12, 2020 About This Webinar Startups are an essential component of the plant biology and ag-tech industry ecosystems. In this webinar, organized by the Women in Plant Biology Committee, you will learn what it’s like to work at a startup, understand the basics of founding a company […]