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Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Minxia Zou

Minxia Zou, first author of The auxin transport inhibitor targets villin-mediated actin dynamics to inhibit auxin transport Current Position: PhD candidate in College of Life Science, Beijing Normal University Education: Sept 2019 – now, Ph.D. candidate in Beijing Normal University; Sept 2011 –…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Jeh Haur Wong

Jeh Haur Wong, first author of Mutation of a conserved motif of PP2C.D phosphatases confers SAUR immunity and constitutive activity Current Position: Postdoctoral associate, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Education: PhD, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan Non-scientific…

Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Tina Schreier

Tina Schreier, first author of LIKE SEX4 1 acts as a β-amylase-binding scaffold on starch granules during starch degradation Current Position: SNF Early Postdoc Mobility Fellow in the group of Prof. Julian Hibberd, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge Education: PhD in Plant Biochemistry…

Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Xinhua Sun

Xinhua Sun, co-first author of A coevolved EDS1-SAG101-NRG1 module mediates cell death signaling by TIR-domain immune receptors Current Position: PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne, Germany) Education: PhD in Botany, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research;…

Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Viera Kovacova

Viera Kovacova, co-first author of A coevolved EDS1-SAG101-NRG1 module mediates cell death signaling by TIR-domain immune receptors Current Position: Bioinformatician of CRC-1310 at the University of Cologne (Cologne, Germany) Education: MSc from the Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic),…

Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Dmitry Lapin

Dmitry Lapin, co-first author of A coevolved EDS1-SAG101-NRG1 module mediates cell death signaling by TIR-domain immune receptors Current Postition: Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne, Germany) Education: MSc from Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy…

Plant Direct Q&A with Alexis Maizel

What does your lab work on? My lab studies the mechanisms of lateral root morphogenesis  in Arabidopsis. We combine molecular genetics, cell biology and microscopy to understand how these new roots are robustly formed. Tell us about the key findings from your recent article in Plant Direct. This…

Plant Direct Q&A with Elizabeth Haswell

What does your lab work on? My group studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which plants sense and response to mechanical stimuli. In particular, we focus on a class of molecular mechanoreceptors called mechanosensitive ion channels. Tell us about the key findings from your recent article…

Plant Direct Q&A with Joshua Windhalm

What does your lab work on? We combine functional genomics with synthetic biology approaches to study the metabolism of redox-active plant natural products that can harnessed for applications relevant to agriculture and human health.  We are particularly interested in specialized quinones like…