Entries by Mary Williams

Proteome-wide, structure-based prediction of protein-protein interactions (Plant Physiol)

Genomics and transcriptomics have brought huge advances in understanding of plant science, but proteomics is both more challenging and in some ways more relevant to understand what is happening inside of a cell. Proteins function largely through their interactions with other proteins, so it is important to be able to confidently predict protein-protein interactions. Dong […]

I see the light! Fluorescent proteins suitable for cell wall/apoplast targeting in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves (Plant Direct)

Imaging proteins through fluorescent tagging is tremendously powerful but also tricky. In this very useful paper, Stottard and Rolland survey the properties of 10 fluorescent tags to determine their effectiveness in the low pH environment of the plant cell wall and apoplast. The authors also test the propensity for the fluorescent proteins to aggregate, and […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: February 8th

Opinion: To learn inclusion skills, make it personal This is a great essay by David Asai, Senior Director for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. David describes his journey from feeling annoyed at having to attend a multicultural forum to embracing their merit. He describes exercises that promote empathy and encourage respectful listening. […]

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Joo Young Lim

Joo Young Lim, first author of ROS1-dependent DNA demethylation is required for ABA-inducible NIC3 expression in Arabidopsis Current Position: PhD student, Department of Plant Science, Seoul National University, Korea. Education: BS and MS in Horticultural Science and Biotechnology at Seoul National University Non-scientific Interests: Going to art exhibitions and spending quality time with my family […]

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Tian-Jing Wang

Tian-Jing Wang, co-first author of GOLDEN 2-LIKE Transcription Factors Regulate WRKY40 Expression in Response to Abscisic Acid Current Position: Ph.D. candidate, Key Laboratory of Molecular Epigenetics of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Northeast Normal University, China. Education: B.S. Biological Science, Sep. 2012-Jul. 2016. Liaoning Normal University, China Non-scientific Interests: Travelling, reading and photography Brief bio: […]

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Yutong Liu

Yutong Liu, co-first author of GOLDEN 2-LIKE Transcription Factors Regulate WRKY40 Expression in Response to Abscisic Acid Current Position: Ph.D. in molecular biology and epigenetics, Key Laboratory of Molecular Epigenetics of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Northeast Normal University, China. Education: Sep. 2015-Now Ph.D. Northeast Normal University; M.S. in Biotechnology, Sep. 2013-Jan. 2015, The University […]

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Rafiq Ahmad

Rafiq Ahmad, co-first author of GOLDEN 2-LIKE Transcription Factors Regulate WRKY40 Expression in Response to Abscisic Acid Current position: Ph.D. Student Education: M.Phil (eighteen year education), Ph.D. (in progress) in Botany Non-scientific interests:  Reading and sports Brief bio:  I was borne in Pakistan. I am currently the Ph.D. student of Professor Zheng-Yi Xu at Key […]

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Thorsten Knipfer

Thorsten Knipfer, first author of Spatiotemporal coupling of vessel cavitation and discharge of stored xylem water in a tree sapling Current Position: Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis Education: PhD Non-scientific Interests: Nature and Sports Brief bio: Water stress by drought impacts plant performance and productivity worldwide, and climate projections for […]