Entries by Katie Rogers

All aboard the mentor-ship: making and using an Individual Development Plan

When: Tuesday, September 10, at 1 PM EDT | 10AM PDT Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are a tool to facilitate student-trainer relationships and help students and post-docs of all levels to evaluate their project and career progress and set goals for the future. Katie Murphy and Laura Klasek are graduate students in the Plant Biology […]

Taproot S4E0: Season 4 Starts Soon!

This season’s theme is “Cultivating a Career”, and we’ll talk about this from both sides–ideas and advice for your own career AND for helping the careers of others.  Be sure to listen to our previous seasons while you wait and stay tuned! http://cast.rocks/hosting/8420/S4E0-Teaser.mp3 How to listen, download and subscribe to The Taproot podcast The Taproot […]

Plant Direct Q&A with Joshua Windhalm

What does your lab work on? We combine functional genomics with synthetic biology approaches to study the metabolism of redox-active plant natural products that can harnessed for applications relevant to agriculture and human health.  We are particularly interested in specialized quinones like the notorious allelochemical juglone made by black walnut trees and the anticancer compound […]

How to be an effective mentor

Being an effective mentor involves making yourself available to support and advise someone when they need it, delivering that support in a way that makes sense to them, and always keeping that person’s best interests in mind. In this webinar we discussed methods of mentorship and how to become a better mentor.   This webinar coincides […]

Addressing fundamental questions in plant science through synthetic biology

About this seminar In this seminar, we examined the role that synthetic biology can play in answering fundamental questions in plant science. In studying plants for the past hundred years, we’ve learned a great deal about the mechanistic underpinnings of development and metabolism. However, the predominant approaches to plant research, including molecular biology and genetic […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: June 14th

Review: N-degron pathway-mediated proteostasis in stress physiology The rate of most biological processes is ultimately determined by protein activity levels, which of course are determined by rate of degradation or inactivation as well as production. Dissmeyer reviews the Cys/Arg branch of the N-degron pathway (previously called the N-end rule pathway) that contributes to protein degradation. […]