Recent Posts

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…

AG Careers: Career Profiles

/
Want a career in agriculture? AgCareers is a website that specializes in ag careers. One of the terrific resources on the site is a list of Career Profiles, each of which describe a different type of ag job. Examples include: Plant Pathologist, Viticulturist and Plant Breeder, and Plant Geneticis…

GROW: Horticulture Career Info

/
GROW is a UK-based initiative "set up by a group of influential organisations within the horticulture industry to inform people about horticultural careers and the range of fantastic opportunities horticulture has to offer". Here you can learn about different careers and career paths in horticulture,…