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Learnings from Dr. Clayton Larue, a scientist leader at Bayer Crop Science

By Xiang Li, ASPB Conviron Scholar As part of the Conviron Scholar Program, each scholar is matched to one mentor based on their research interests. I was matched to Dr. Clayton Larue. Dr. Larue is a scientist leader at Bayer Crop Science. He has been working on discovering and developing novel herbicide…

Informational Interview: Plant Diagnostic Clinic Director at Colorado State University, Ana Cristina Fulladolsa, PhD

Informational Interview by Jennifer Rushton, ASPB Conviron Scholar How did you get involved in a career in plant science? Background “I always knew I liked plants, but I was never a plant lover. I grew up in the city but got the chance to visit my grandmother is a rural area and always thought…

Insights into a multifaceted career in plant genomics: Informational interview with Prof. Michele Morgante

Informational Interview by Conviron Scholar Sessen Daniel. Michele Morgante is a plant geneticist, currently full professor of genetics at the University of Udine, Scientific Director of the Institute of Applied Genomics (IGA) and former president of the Italian Society of Plant Genetics (SIGA).…

Informational interview: Dr. Mary Williams, working for ASPB

By Xiang Li, ASPB Conviron Scholar Mary William is a developer of Teaching Tools in Plant Biology and a Features Editor of the journals The Plant Celland Plant Physiology. After obtaining her Ph.D. at Rockefeller University and doing a postdoc at Berkeley, she spent 14 years as a Biology Professor…

Informational Interview with Prof. Patricio Munoz, Assistant Professor, Blueberry Breeding and Genomics, University of Florida

By Conviron Scholar Modesta Abugu In this interview, I spoke with Dr. Patricio Munoz, a scientist at the Horticultural Science department, University of Florida. He uses genomic data to predict the phenotype of blueberries, develop new cultivars and improve traits like yield, flavor, shelf and disease…

Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors: Simon Kelterborn

Simon Kelterborn is a featured first author of  Targeting of Photoreceptor Genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii via Zinc-finger Nucleases and CRISPR/Cas9 Current Position: PhD candidate in the lab of Prof. Peter Hegemann, Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany Education: M.Sc…

Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors: Andre Greiner

Andre Greiner is a featured first author of  Targeting of Photoreceptor Genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii via Zinc-finger Nucleases and CRISPR/Cas9 Current Position: Postdoctoral associate in the lab of Prof. Peter Hegemann, Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany Education:…

Profiles of plant scientists: Ottoline Leyser

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Plant geneticist Dame Ottoline Leyser talks to Alison Woollard about the difference between working with animal and plant genomes, and her work to make science more inclusive The Biologist 64(4) p16-19 Dame Ottoline Leyser is a professor of plant development at the University of Cambridge.…

Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors, July 2017

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Elizabeth Henry, featured first author of Direct and Indirect Visualization of Bacterial Effector Delivery into Diverse Plant Cell Types During Infection Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Discovery and Project Support in Crop Efficiency and Seed Growth, Biologics R&D at Bayer Crop Science. Education:…