Entries by Plantae Community

A WiPB Interview with Aruna Kilaru: A Stellar Scientist Driven by Her Passion and Curiosity

Aruna Kilaru is a distinguished professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at East Tennessee State University. Aruna’s research focus is to understand “how plants perceive and respond to external environment” in unconventional model systems including moss and avocado. Aruna is part of several scientific communities including ASPB, NSF, and AAAS. In this interview, our […]

A WiPB Interview with Hale Ann Tufan: Passion for More Inclusive Research Space in Agriculture

Hale Ann Tufan is an associate professor at the School of Integrative Plant Sciences at Cornell University. Hale works in a highly interdisciplinary field where she explores how agricultural research processes and outputs influence or contribute to social inclusion and gender equality. Hale is also a part of several initiatives, such as Feed the Future […]

Women in Plant Biology Interview Series

Increasing the representation of women scientists in STEM has been an ongoing battle for many years, and we still have a long way to go. As the Women in Plant Biology Committee, we are excited to present a new interview series, “Highlighting Women in Plant Biology.” Join us to get to know our incredibly valuable […]

Bridging Science and Art: The Journey to Becoming a Scientific Illustrator

Scientific illustration plays a crucial role in plant sciences as it highlights the intricate details of plant structures and their biological processes. While photographs and microscopy images are great at capturing moments, scientific illustrations act as bridges between researchers and the general public, making complex scientific concepts more accessible. Therefore, these visuals are invaluable tools […]

Narrowing the Gap Between Industrial and Academic Research

The pursuit of research in any field demands profound passion, enthusiasm, curiosity, and the fortitude to embrace risks. Consequently, the research environment and the availability of resources play pivotal roles in nurturing researchers’ motivation and enhancing the quality of their outputs. Nevertheless, researchers often grapple with significant constraints in the form of research grants and […]

Plant Physiology Spotlights August First Authors

In August, we published many innovative manuscripts in Plant Physiology. Behind those manuscripts are researchers, professors, professionals and students dedicated to advancing the field of plant science. You’ve seen our First Authors on Twitter  and Facebook— now, read more about why they chose to pursue plant sciences and click on the links below the pictures […]

Bringing Plant Science to Farmers: An Effective Tool for Building Climate Resilience and Sustainable Agricultural Practices 

Farmers are one of the many groups being affected globally by the impact of climate change. Crops are affected by diseases or environmental disasters such as flooding, cyclones, snow storms, droughts, etc., resulting from extreme weather conditions and leading to crop loss.  Scientists worldwide continuously conduct fundamental scientific research to unravel plant life and build […]

The Plant Cell Features August First Authors

In the month of August, we published many groundbreaking manuscripts. Behind those manuscripts are researchers, professors, professionals and students dedicated to advancing the field of plant science. You’ve seen our First Authors on Twitter and Facebook— now, read more about why they chose to pursue plant sciences and click on the links to read their […]