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Headshot of Thelma Madzima. In the background are a series of pipette tip boxes and a mini vortexer.

URM Plant Scientist Highlights - Thelma Madzima (she/her)

Dr. Thelma Madzima (she/her) is one of very few Black faculty in the USA who are plant molecular biologists. Originally from Zimbabwe, Thelma immigrated to the US at the age of 17 to attend college. She received her B.S. in Plant Science and Plant Biotechnology from Fort Valley State University, a historically…

Plantae Webinar Highlighting Plant Physiology Focus Issue “Sensors and Controllers: For and From Plants”

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Plantae Webinar Highlighting Plant Physiology Focus Issue “Sensors and Controllers: For and From Plants” When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 9:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) | 11:00 AM CDT (UTC-5) | 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4) Register Now!  A characteristic of plant life is the ability to rapidly acclimate…
Manuel and his grandfather, Antonio Mora who continues to farm and tend his crops every day, except for Sundays which he reserves for family and church. This image was taken during a hike we shared in Santiago Tangamandapio Michoacan during December 2019, where he took Manuel to share the site and tree where his own grandfather passed.

URM Plant Scientist Highlights - Manuel Mora (he/him)

Manuel Mora (he/him) is a doctoral student in the Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Developmental Program (MBIDP)  at UCLA. Born in Santa Ana, CA, Manuel was raised between California and the town of Santiago Tangamandapio in Michoacan, Mexico. Growing up he enjoyed playing soccer, but when living…

Help us to curate an equity, diversity, and inclusion calendar

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We are a diverse community and celebrate many culturally significant dates, some with religious roots, and others that recognize our different heritages and identities. As part of our ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, we are curating an “equity, diversity, and inclusion calendar”.…

Plant Point of View: Caladenia pectinata and Drakaea livida, sexually deceptive orchid queens

In a remarkable feat of mimicry, some flowers have evolved similarities to female insects; they thus attract male insects who, after a disappointing visit, still manage to serve as pollinators. How do we understand how floral traits affect pollinators? The answer may not be simple. In a 2018 article,…

Applications Now Open For the 2021-2022 Plantae Fellows Program

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Are you a creative and articulate plant scientist looking to connect with other like-minded folks? We need your help to nurture and grow Plantae, the online home for the global plant science community that is powered by ASPB.  We are looking for individuals who want to become highly engaged by creating…

The Plant Cell is accepting applications for Assistant Features Editors

  Are you an early career researcher passionate about plants, writing, and science communication? The Plant Cell is accepting applications for new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) for 2022. AFEs provide a valuable service to the journal, our authors, and the scientific community. In return,…

ASPB Forward Listening Sessions at PB21, July 19-23

ASPB Forward works to advance change within ASPB by accelerating ideas that benefit our community. We seek to listen, stimulate, capture, incubate, and steward innovative, cross-cutting ideas and programs, so that ASPB will better serve as a more equitable and inclusive organization (read more). Over…

Plant Physiology is recruiting Assistant Features Editors for 2022

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Thank you to all who submitted applications for this program. The deadline has now passed and we will be evaluating the applications and announcing those selected later this year.     This past January, Plant Physiology welcomed 16 new Assistant Features Editors to the editorial…