Member Spotlight – Robert Giaquinta

Robert Giaquinta ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? After completing my PhD in biology (plant physiology) in 1972 under Donald Geiger at the University of Dayton, I did two years of postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Richard Dilley at Purdue University. My PhD focused on phloem transport, and my … Read more

Member Spotlight – Heven Sze

Heven Sze ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? As an undergraduate student, I had no idea how my career would turn out. In those days, it was common to see women as educators in secondary schools for girls, but rarely at universities. I improved my grades at National Taiwan University … Read more

ASPB Member Spotlight – Erin Friedman

Erin Friedman ASPB Education Committee Chair Note: This interview was originally published in Judy Callis’ President’s Letter “The New Normal” To help members get to know you, how did you get into plant science? My dad, Steve Browder, has a PhD in plant physiology and taught biology at Franklin College, a small primarily undergraduate institution … Read more

ASPB Member Spotlight – José Dinneny

José Dinneny Associate Professor of Biology at Stanford University, ASPB Membership Committee Chair To help members get to know you, how did you get into plant science? It really began as I was trying to choose my major at the University of California, Berkeley. I had become a bit disillusioned by the large number of … Read more

ASPB Member Spotlight — Lucas Vanhaelewyn

Lucas Vanhaelewyn Title: Doctoral Researcher Place of Work or School: Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Member Since: 2017 Research Area: Ultraviolet-B radiation in relation to plants: phototropism, defense, and secondary metabolites  What would you tell colleagues to encourage them to join ASPB?  ASPB is a very diverse plant science community. It … Read more

ASPB Member Spotlight – Beverly Agtuca

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor at Adams State University, ASPB Intern Conviron Scholars Program Teaching Assistant Place of Work or School: Legume–Microbe Interactions Laboratory, University of Missouri Member Since: 2017 Research Area: Interactions of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in legumes and nonlegumes Note: This interview was originally published in the July/August 2019 Edition of ASPB News What would … Read more

ASPB Member Spotlight – Katy McIntyre

Katy McIntyre Title: PhD Candidate, Vice Chair of the ASPB Ambassador Alliance, and NSF Graduate Research Fellow  Place of Work or School: Colorado State University  Member Since: 2016  Research Area: Molecular Plant Pathology      What would you tell colleagues to encourage them to join ASPB?  ASPB is one of the only scientific societies for … Read more

Submit Your Plant Biology 2020 Abstract by February 20th to be Considered for a Talk

Registration is open for Plant Biology 2020! And if you would like your work to be considered for a concurrent symposium presentation, you must submit your abstract by February 20. Plant biologists at all career stages are encouraged to submit. This year, ASPB’s annual meeting will be July 25–July 29 in Washington, DC, marking a … Read more