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 – Robert Giaquinta

Member Spotlight – Katie Murphy

Katie Murphy 2020 Ambassador of the Year I’m Katie Murphy, a PhD candidate in plant biology at the University of California (UC), Davis, and the two things I love most are corn and chemistry. After receiving an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Stanford University, I came to UC Davis to learn about the best chemists … Read more Member Spotlight – Katie Murphy

Member Spotlight – Sarah Hake

Sarah Hake ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? I went to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, a wonderful small college in the middle of nowhere with amazing faculty and great resources. I fell in love with plant morphology thanks to one of the faculty, Vern Durkee, who taught plant taxonomy. … Read more Member Spotlight – Sarah Hake

Member Spotlight – Bijay Singh

Bijay Singh ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? I received my early education, including my MS, in India. I moved to Australia in 1978 and joined the University of Adelaide. After completing my PhD in 1982, I started postdoctoral work with Jack Preiss in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics … Read more Member Spotlight – Bijay Singh

Member Spotlight – Zhiyong Wang

Zhiyong Wang Acting Director and Senior Staff Scientist, Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science INTERVIEW BY DIWAKER TRIPATHI ASPB Student Ambassador, University of Washington Zhiyong Wang grew up in Wuda, a small coal-mining town in northwest Inner Mongolia, China. He received his BS in plant physiology from Lanzhou University, China, and his MS from the … Read more Member Spotlight – Zhiyong Wang

ASPB Member Spotlight – Craig Schenck

Craig Schenck NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Treasurer ASPB Early Career Plant Scientist Section, Early Career Representative ASPB Publications Committee How or why did you get into plant science?  Growing up, we always had a garden and I liked to be outside getting my hands dirty. I loved the manual aspect of working outside and also the … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Craig Schenck

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 – Erin Friedman

ASPB Member Spotlight – Peggy G. Lemaux

Peggy G. Lemaux ASPB Founding Legacy Society Member How did you spend your career? I grew up on a farm in northwestern Ohio and wanted to get as far away from the hard, physical labor on the farm as I could. My brothers, the first in our family to attend college, were both engineers, and … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Peggy G. Lemaux

ASPB Member Spotlight – Lincoln Taiz

Lincoln Taiz ASPB Founding Legacy Society Member How did you spend your career? A scientific career typically begins in graduate school, when one earns a first paycheck as a teaching or research assistant. Mine began in the summer of 1967, when I joined the Botany Department at the University of California, Berkeley, as a PhD … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Lincoln Taiz

ASPB Member Spotlight – Gloria M. Coruzzi

Gloria M. Coruzzi ASPB Founding Legacy Society Member How did you spend your career? My career in plant science was initially inspired by a fat lab rat. As a student at Hunter College High School, I interned in a research lab that studied genetically obese rats. My job was to anesthetize the rats, drill holes … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Gloria M. Coruzzi

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 — Lucas Vanhaelewyn

ASPB Member Spotlight—John Boyer

John Boyer ASPB Founding Legacy Society Member How did you spend your career? I spent most of my time at a university and USDA, where my work explored plant–water relations, in recognition that water is a limiting resource that is consumed by plants in huge amounts.  What do you consider to be your most important … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight—John Boyer

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 – Beverly Agtuca

ASPB Member Spotlight – Deborah Delmer

Deborah Delmer ASPB Founding Legacy Society Member How did you spend your career? After getting a BA in bacteriology at Indiana University, I obtained a PhD in biology at the University of California San Diego, a campus so new that there were only six grad students in my cohort. We were pampered students, taught in informal … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Deborah Delmer

ASPB Member Spotlight – Charles Arntzen

Charles Arntzen ASPB Founding Legacy Society Member How did you spend your career? My first academic position in 1970 was assistant professor of plant physiology in the Botany Department of the University of Illinois in Urbana (U of I). My department head was Jack Hanson, one of the founders of ASPP. He laid out simple … Read more ASPB Member Spotlight – Charles Arntzen

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 ASPB Member Spotlight – Katy McIntyre