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Motivated by Passion: An Interview with Plant Physiology Monitoring Editor Prof. Tracy Lawson, PhD

By Alexandra J. Burgess, PhD, Plant Physiology Assistant Features Editor Tracy Lawson is a Professor of Plant Physiology in the Plant Productivity group and Director of Plant Phenotyping at the University of Essex (UK). She obtained her first degree in applied biology from Liverpool John Moores University…

About Life and Science: An Interview with Plant Physiology Monitoring Editor Prof. Christian Fankhauser, PhD

By Jathish Ponnu, PhD, Plant Physiology Assistant Features Editor Prof. Christian Fankhauser is an eminent photobiologist passionate about phototropism and shade avoidance in plants. He works at the Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland and has served as a Monitoring…

An Interview with Pierdomenico Perata, PhD, Monitoring Editor of Plant Physiology

By José Manuel Ugalde, PhD, Plant Physiology Assistant Features Editor, and Elisa Dell’Aglio, PhD Prof. Pierdomenico Perata is an Italian plant physologist and professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. He completed his PhD in agricultural biology at the University of Pisa, Italy, and…

From Editor to Teacher: Views from Both Sides of the Scientific System. An Interview with Plant Physiology Monitoring Editor Prof. Ronald Pierik, PhD

By Guada Fernández-Milmanda, PhD, Plant Physiology Assistant Features Editor Professor Ronald Pierik completed his PhD in the lab of Drs. Eric Visser and Hans de Kroon in Radboud University, The Netherlands, researching the role of ethylene in neighbor-induced shade avoidance. After completing his…

Led by Inspiration: An Interview with Plant Physiology Monitoring Editor Eirini Kaiserli, PhD

By Sarah Courbier, PhD, Plant Physiology Assistant Features Editor A native of Kos, Greece, Eirini studied in the UK at the University of Glasgow, earning a degree in biotechnology and, later, a PhD investigating the function and localization of the first genetically encoded UV-B receptor, UVR8. Eirini…

Learning from the Experienced Editors: An interview of the Plant Physiology Editor-in-Chief Yunde Zhao, PhD

By Sjon Hartman, PhD Prof. Yunde Zhao completed his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Michigan under the supervision of Prof. Michael Marletta. He subsequently pursued a postdoc at Joanne Chory’s lab at the Salk Institute. In 2002, he started his lab at the University of California, San Diego,…