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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. Vance Baird Professor; Chair, Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University

Informational Interview by Rostislav Blume, ASPB Conviron Scholar I had honor to interview Prof. William Vance Baird, who is recently Chair at Department of Horticulture in Michigan State University. I had pleasure to meet Prof. Baird personally some time ago, so I asked him to share his thoughts…

Informational Interview with Sheng-Chieh Wu: A Journey of a Teaching Assistant

Informational Interview by You-Wun Huang, ASPB Conviron Scholar Sheng-Chieh Wu is a Teaching Assistant of the Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University (NTU), who is always passionate during his teaching. He earned his M.S. degree in NTU but struggled during his Ph.D., eventually chosen…

Informational Interview with Katherine Andrews of Cresco Labs

Informational Interview by Haley Carter, ASPB Conviron Scholar I had the pleasure of interviewing Katherine Andrews, who is the Director of Cultivation, Standards and Practices at Cresco Labs. Andrews is an alumna of the Plant Biology and Conservation Graduate Program at Northwestern University and…

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…

Informational interview with Dr. Anoma Lokossou from Syngenta, Netherlands

Informational interview by Mathieu Ayenan, ASPB Conviron Scholar Can you please introduce yourself? I am Anoma Lokossou. I hold a Master degree in Biotechnology and Bioengineering from Université de Toulouse in France and a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from the University of Wageningen. For my Ph.D.…

Informational Interview with a data scientist at Bayer: Dr. Sofía Brandariz

I had the honor to interview Dr. Sofía Brandariz from Bayer Crop Science. She is originally from Uruguay, where she did her undergrad and masters and then moved to the US to complete her PhD degree under Dr Bernardo at UMN. Then, she transitioned from PhD directly to her current job at Bayer. There…