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Luminaries: Julian Schroeder

BY PRATEEK TRIPATHI, ASPB Student Ambassador, Postdoc Fellow, University of Southern California (Originally published November 2013) Professor, University of California, San Diego What inspired your interest in plant biology in general, and what influences directed you to your specific area of research? As…

Luminaries: Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh

BY KEUM YOUNG LEE  ASPB Student Ambassador, PhD Candidate in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington (Originally published January 2014) Professor, University of Washington Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh has been a faculty member in the Botany and Biology Departments,…

Luminaries: Imre Somssich

BY PRATEEK TRIPATHI, ASPB Student Ambassador, Postdoc Fellow, University of Southern California (First published July 2013) Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany What got you interested in plant biology in general, and what influences directed you to your specific…

Luminaries: Richard Richards

BY SAMBASIVAM PERIYANNAN, ASPB Student Ambassador, Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO Plant Industry (Originally published March 2015) CSIRO Fellow, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia Richard Richards’s research interests are to understand the genetic and physiological basis of variation in growth,…

Luminaries: Sudhir Kumar Sopory

BY PRATEEK TRIPATHI ASPB Student Ambassador, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Originally published September 2015) Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India What got you interested in plant biology in general, and what influences directed you…

Luminaries: Steve Kay

BY SANDRA SMIESZEK, ASPB Student Ambassador, Royal Holloway, University of London (Originally published March 2014) Professor, University of Southern California and Director of Convergent Biosciences It is certainly my great pleasure to introduce Steve Kay, holder of the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair…

Luminaries: Philip J. White

BY MICHAEL OSEI ADU, ASPB Student Member, University of Nottingham and James Hutton Institute (Originally published March 2016) Professor, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, United Kingdom You graduated with a BA in biochemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in botany from Manchester University.…

Luminaries: Philip N. Benfey

BY ARIF ASHRAF, ASPB Student Ambassador and Research Student, Cryobio Research Center, Iwate University, Japan (Originally published September 2016) Professor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Philip N. Benfey graduated from the University of Paris and received his  PhD in cell and developmental…

Career Profiles from the Soil Science Society of America

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has produced a set of career resources including a set of career profiles of soil scientists. Here are a few links: Consulting soil scientist in Alaska Molecular environmental soil scientist Research soil scientist Check out the SSSA Career Profile…