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Bandana Bhusal: Plant Direct First Author

Bandana Bhusal, first author of "Efficient Fluorescence-Based Localization Technique for Real-Time Tracking Endophytes Route in Host-Plants Colonization" Current Position: PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Iowa State University Education: Master’s in Plant Science from Tennessee…

Omar Arias-Gaguancela: Plant Direct First Author

Omar Arias-Gaguancela, first author of "Enhanced seedling growth by 3-n-pentadecylphenolethanolamide is mediated by fatty acid amide hydrolases in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)" Current Position:  PhD candidate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BioDiscovery Institute, Department of Biological…

Natalie A. Henkhaus: Plant Direct First Author

Natalie A. Henkhaus, first author of "Removing systemic barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion: Report of the 2019 Plant Science Research Network workshop “Inclusivity in the Plant Sciences”" Current Position: Genomics Field Application Scientist at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Education:…

Vincenzo D’Amelia: Plant Direct First Author

Vincenzo D’Amelia, first author of "Targeted mutagenesis of StISAC stabilizes the production of anthocyanins in potato cell culture" Current Position: Researcher at Institute of Bioscience and Bioresources of the Italian National Research Council Education:  PhD in Agrobiology and Agrochemistry…

Wenfeng Ye: Plant Direct First Author

Wenfeng Ye, first author of "Belowground and aboveground herbivory differentially affect the transcriptome in roots and shoots of maize" Current Position: Post-Doctor, Laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Research in Chemical Ecology, University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Neuchâtel, Switzerland Education:…

Laura S. Lopez: Plant Direct First Author

Laura S. Lopez, first author of “The Arabidopsis T-DNA mutant SALK_008491 carries a 14 kb deletion on chromosome 3 that provides rare insights into the plant response to dynamic light stress” Current Position: 2nd year medical student, Washington State University College of Medicine Education:…

Venura Herath: Plant Direct First Author

Venura Herath, "The plant endoplasmic reticulum UPRome: A repository and pathway browser for genes involved in signaling networks linked to the endoplasmic reticulum" Current Position: Professor at the University of Peradeniya Education: PhD in Biological Sciences (University of Maine) and BSc…

Xiaojuan Wu: Plant Direct Author

Xiaojuan Wu, first author of "Identification of microRNAs and their target genes related to the accumulation of anthocyanin in purple potato tubers (Solanum tuberosum)" Current Position: PhD student, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China Education: B.E. Inner Mongolia Agricultural University,…

Genevieve Hoopes: Plant Direct First Author

Genevieve Hoopes, first author of "Keeping time in the dark: potato diel and circadian rhythmic gene expression reveals tissue-specific circadian clocks" Current Position: Scientist in the Plant Sciences Group at J.R. Simplot Company in Boise, Idaho, USA Education: PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology…