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Lessons from Plants: A Conversation with Beronda Montgomery

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A conversation with Beronda Montgomery Recorded April 6, 2021 Beronda Montgomery is a Foundation Professor at Michigan State University in the departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. The Montgomery Lab pursues a common research theme of…

Taproot S5E2: Multiculturalism Matters in the Rhizosphere--and in Academia

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This week’s podcast is a conversation with Dr. Adán Colón-Carmona, Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Adán received his PhD from University of California, Irvine and he did postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute and at the University of California, Davis. His research…

Self Reflections: A Blog Series

In 2018, a group of early-career researchers shared insights and advice about career development. Read the full series. Preparing an impressive CV: The DO’s and DONT’s of it The Transition from Postdoc to PI: Part 1 introduction, by Amanda Rasmussen The Transition from Postdoc to PI: Part…

Parenting & Scientific Training

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Parenting & Scientific Training Recorded Tuesday, June 16, 2020   About This Webinar In this webinar, organized by ASPB’s Women in Plant Biology Committee, our panelists discuss challenges, resources, tips, and opportunities for scientists in training who are also parents or considering…

All aboard the mentor-ship: making and using an Individual Development Plan

All aboard the mentor-ship: making and using an Individual Development Plan Recorded September 10, 2019  About This Webinar Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are a tool to facilitate student-trainer relationships and help students and post-docs of all levels to evaluate their project and career…

Effective Mentoring Workshop at PB19

Poignant reminder that this #PlantBio19 is the first @ASPB meeting in 6 decades that doesn't benefit from the presence of Winslow Briggs. We are hearing about the many ways he supported plant sience and scientists. pic.twitter.com/GAXQNhqwrs — mary williams (@PlantTeaching) August 5, 2019 #PlantBio19…

How to be an effective mentor

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How to be an effective mentor Recorded July 25, 2019  About This Webinar Being an effective mentor involves making yourself available to support and advise someone when they need it, delivering that support in a way that makes sense to them, and always keeping that person's best interests in…

Call for Mentors!

We are all thankful for the mentors in our life, pay it forward and become a mentor yourself. The American Society of Plant Biologists is launching a mentoring platform through the Plantae Job Center. This platform will allow plant science professionals the opportunity to find mentors based on their…

Evolving From a Focus on Mentee to Cultivating a Mentoring Ecosystem

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Guest post by Beronda L. Montgomery (@BerondaM) Note: This contribution is adapted from a blog post original posted at http://www.berondamontgomery.c... on January 20, 2019 Many current “mentoring” programs focus primarily on interventions for those being mentored, i.e., mentees (or sometimes…