Entries by Linda Palmer

Mingqin Chang: The Plant Cell First Author

Mingqin Chang, first author of “COPII Sec23 proteins form isoform-specific endoplasmic reticulum exit sites with differential effects on polarized growth” Current Position: Postdoc scholar at University of California Davis, US Education: Ph.D University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, US Non-scientific Interests: hiking, camping, gardening Brief bio: After I finished my undergraduate study, I decided to focus […]

Linlin Luo: Plant Physiology First Author

Linlin Luo, first author of “TRANS-ACTING SIRNA3-derived short interfering RNAs confer cleavage of mRNAs in rice” Current Position: PhD candidate at Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China Non-scientific Interests: Reading, hiking, growing plants Brief Bio: I began my scientific research under Prof. Xuemei Chen’s supervision in Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Plant Epigenetics from 2017. […]

Sydney Duncombe: The Plant Cell First Author

Sydney Duncombe, first author of “Super-resolution imaging illuminates new dynamic behaviors of cellulose synthase” Current Position: PhD student in the Plant Biology program at the Pennsylvania State University. Education: BS in Genetics and Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Non-scientific Interests: Playing music, dancing, reading, and sewing. Brief Bio: Climate change has been a focus […]

Jorge El-Azaz: Plant Physiology First Author

Jorge El-Azaz, first author of “Deregulation of phenylalanine biosynthesis evolved with the emergence of vascular plants” Current Position: Postdoctoral scientist at Hiroshi Maeda’s Lab, UW-Madison Education: Major in Biology (University of Málaga, Andalusia, Spain). Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Francisco M. Cánova’s lab. (University of Málaga, Andalusia, Spain). Non-scientific Interests: music, gardening, history, photography, outdoor […]

Radosław Mazur: Plant Physiology First Author

Radosław Mazur, first author of “The SnRK2.10 kinase mitigates the adverse effects of salinity by protecting photosynthetic machinery” Current Position: assistant professor in the research group studying the structural and molecular basis of chloroplast function in the Department of Metabolic Regulation, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland Education: MSc and Ph.D. at the Faculty of […]

Accuracy matters: What happens when phenotyping errors are non-random?

Zhou, Kusmec, Mirnezami et al. reveal how genetically determined measurement bias affects the accuracy of high-throughput phenotyping and genetic analysis. The Plant Cell (2021) https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab134 By Yan Zhou Iowa State University Background: The accuracy of trait measurement greatly affects the quality of genetic analyses. During automated phenotyping, trait measurement errors, i.e., differences between automatically extracted […]

Leonie Hacker: The Plant Cell First Author

Leonie Hacker, first author of “The repair of topoisomerase 2 cleavage complexes in Arabidopsis” Current position: PhD student, Botanical Institute, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany Education: B.S. and M.S. in Biology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany Non-scientific interests: Contemporary dancing, traveling, spending time with my friends Brief […]

Danfeng Zhang: Plant Physiology First Author

Danfeng Zhang, co-first author of “Efficient and high-throughput pseudorecombinant-chimeric Cucumber mosaic virus-based VIGS in maize” Current Position: Postdoc at School of Life Sciences in Tsinghua University Education: Ph.D. in College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Hunan Agricultural University Non-scientific Interests: Music, Basketball, Swimming Brief Bio: During my Ph.D., I developed a multicontrol sterility (MCS) system based […]

Huangai Li: Plant Physiology First Author

Huangai Li, co-first author of “Efficient and high-throughput pseudorecombinant-chimeric Cucumber mosaic virus-based VIGS in maize” Current Position:  Postdoc researcher at School of Life Sciences in Tsinghua University (China) Education: Ph.D. in Agriculture at The University of Tokyo (Japan); M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalian University of Technology (China); B.Sc. in Biotechnology at China University of […]