Welcome to our Plantae Fellows

As part of our ongoing commitment to creating a vibrant and engaging community for plant scientists, we launched the Plantae Fellow Program earlier this year. With over 90 applicants from all over the world we are proud announce the sixteen people accepted in to this inaugural class.

Tplantaefellowhe role of the Fellows  is to help nurture and grow the Plantae community.  For example, Fellows are responsible for helping to source speakers for the Plantae Seminar Series, contributing to the What We’re Reading series, sharing ideas for resources that are relevant to early career plant scientists, and sharing topical content across the Plantae community in various ways.  Plantae Fellows also receive an inside view on the technology roadmap for the Plantae platform and provide feedback and direction as needed.  Fellows are selected for their interest in and enthusiasm for growing the plant science community, for their science communication and content curation skills, and for their ability to represent the perspectives of plant scientists in various fields and globally across many countries.

We are very please to present this year’s class of Fellows:

Gabriela Auge Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kathleen Donohue’s lab at the Biology Department in Duke University, USA

Anyela Camargo Lecturer in Plant Traits Informatics at Aberystwyth University, UK

Daniel Czerny Adjunct Biology Instructor at Reading Area Community College, USA

Joyita Deb Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Lars Ostergaard’s lab at John Innes Centre, UK

Le Tien Dung Trait Technical Manager, DeKalb, Vietnam

Ruben A. Fernandez Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK

Sridhar Gutam Senior Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ranchi, India

Khalid Hakeem Associate Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mather Khan Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of David Mendoza, University of Missouri, USA

Adrian Moreno Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Ariel Orellana, Universidad Andres Bello, Chile

Courtney Price Science Communicator, Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, USA

KK Sabu Senior Scientist, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, India

Nidhi Sharma Research Specialist/Lab Manager at Dominique Bergmann’s lab at Stanford University, USA

Bhavisha Sheth PhD student, Saurashtra University, India

Sudhakar Srivastava Postdoctoral Fellow at Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University, Isreal

Harrie Van Earp Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the lab of Peter Eastmond at Rothamsted Research, UK


10 thoughts on “Welcome to our Plantae Fellows”

  1. Hi all,
    Everyone is welcome to join the Plantae community! Register at community.plantae.org. We’re preparing some brand new interfaces too to make the community easier to navigate and browse.
    We’ll have another set of Plantae fellows next year – we’ll post information about the application process mid-2017. Watch this space!

  2. As one of the people who pushed hard to establish Plantae, I would also be very interested in serving as a fellow (if I am not one already 🙂 )


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