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Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Young Cho

Young Cho, first author of Non-allelic homologous recombination events responsible for copy number variation within an RNA silencing locus Current Position:  Post-doctoral Research Associate, Ort Lab, University of Illinois Education:  PhD, Crop Sciences, University of Illinois Non-scientific…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Devrim Coskun

Devrim Coskun, first author of Si permeability of a deficient Lsi1 aquaporin in tobacco can be enhanced through a conserved-residue substitution Current Position: FRQNT Postdoctoral Fellow, Bélanger Lab, Département de Phytologie, Faculté des Sciences de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation (FSAA),…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Xuan Xu

Xuan Xu, co-first author of Cell wall composition and transcriptomics in stem tissues of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.): spotlight on a neglected fibre crop Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Research and Innovation Department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Kaisa Kajala

Kaisa Kajala, first author of Real‐time whole‐plant dynamics of heavy metal transport in Arabidopsis halleri and Arabidopsis thaliana by gamma‐ray imaging Current Position: Assistant Professor, Plant Ecophysiology, Utrecht University Education: University of Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD), postdoctoral…

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…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Anna Schulten

Anna Schulten, first author of Do Arabidopsis Squamosa promoter binding Protein-Like genes act together in plant acclimation to copper or zinc deficiency? Current position: PhD student in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Physiology of Plants (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) Education: BSc…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Dhirodatta Senapati

Dhirodatta Senapati, first author of COP1 Regulates the Stability of CAM7 to Promote Photomorphogenic Growth Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic, United States of America Education: Ph.D. in Biotechnology from National Institute of Technology…