In this episode, we speak with Yunde Zhao, a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California San Diego. Yunde earned his Bachelors in Biochemistry from East China University of Science and Technology, received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, and did…
The Taproot is the podcast that digs beneath the surface to understand how scientific publications are created. In each episode, we take a paper from the plant biology literature and talk about the story behind the science with one of the authors.
Dr. Ivan Baxter is a Research Computational Biologist with the USDA-ARS Plant Genetics Research Unit at the Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center in St. Louis, Missouri and editor-in-chief of Plant Direct (plantdirectjournal.org), a new journal from Wiley. He received a BA in Chemistry from Goucher College and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Structure and Chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute before moving on to a postdoc at Purdue University. Dr. Baxter studies how plants adapt to their abiotic environment using elemental profiling and image-based phenotyping. Connect with Ivan on Twitter.
About Liz Haswell
Dr. (Elizabeth) Liz Haswell earned her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco with Erin O’Shea, working on chromatin remodeling in yeast. She then switched to plant systems for her postdoctoral work at Caltech with Elliot Meyerowitz. There she fell in love with plants and with mechanobiology and began studying mechanosensitive ion channels in plants. She joined the faculty of the Biology department at WUSTL in 2007. Her group’s work has been published in Science, PNAS, Development, and Current Biology, and is funded by NSF, NIH, NASA, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She is a member of the inaugural class of HHMI Faculty-Scholars. Connect with Liz on Twitter.