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Iftikhar Ali: Plant Direct Author

Iftikhar Ali, first author of "The poly(A) polymerase PAPS1 mediates pollen maturation by regulating sperm cell differentiation in plants" Current Position: Assistant Professor of Botany, University of Swat, Pakistan Education: Ph.D and Postdoc, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology,…

David Burks: Plant Direct First Author

David Burks, first author of "The Arabidopsis gene co-expression network" Current Position: Bioinformatics Scientist I, Ambry Genetics Education: PhD Bioinformatics, University of North Texas; BS Biology, University of North Texas Non-scientific Interests: Hiking, Vinyl Collection, Video Games,…

Kanae Nishii: Plant Direct First Author

Kanae Nishii, first author of "The first genome for the Cape Primrose Streptocarpus rexii (Gesneriaceae), a model plant for studying meristem-driven shoot diversity" Current Position: Laboratory Technician, Research Associate Education: BSc Agriculture (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology),…

Inyoung Kim: Plant Direct First Author

Inyoung Kim, co-first author of "The seed-specific transcription factor DPBF2 modulates the fatty acid composition in seeds" Current Position: Ph.D. student in Prof. Hyun Uk Kim’s Laboratory at the University of Sejong, South Korea Education: MSc in Bioindustry and Bioresource Engineering and…

Yuko Yamamoto: Plant Direct First Author

Yuko Yamamoto, first author of "Enhancement of Arabidopsis growth by non–24 hour day–night cycles" Current Position: Researcher in TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION, Japan Education: PhD in Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences at Nagoya University (Japan), working at TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION…

Suresh Pokhrel: Plant Direct First Author

Suresh Pokhrel, first author of "Heat Responsive microRNAs and Phased Small Interfering RNAs in Reproductive Development of Flax" Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, MO, USA Education: Ph.D. in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences, University…

Rachel M. McCoy: Plant Direct First Author

Rachel M. McCoy, first author of "Allelopathy as an evolutionary game" Current Position: Postdoc in Dr. Ying Li’s lab at Purdue University Education: Ph.D. in Horticulture (Purdue University); B.S. in Biology (University of Evansville) Non-scientific Interests: cats, gardening, baking, traveling,…

Jose C. Tovar: Plant Direct First Author

Jose C. Tovar, first author of "Heat stress changes mineral nutrient concentrations in Chenopodium quinoa seed" Current Position: Research Scientist and USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, Missouri Education: PhD in Molecular Biosciences from…

Jingfei Guo: Plant Direct First Author

Jingfei Guo, first author of "Asian corn borer damage is affected by rind penetration strength of corn stalks in a spatiotemporally dependent manner" Current Position: Associate research fellow at Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP, CAAS), China. Education: Ph.D…