Article published on ASBMB website featuring Q&A on my experience as a URM in science. The main lesson I’ve learned is that you should not be your own roadblock. Strive for success no matter what you perceive as the limits of your situation. Check it out!
Our pre-print for Rubén’s manuscript on the GLO-Roots imaging system now available at BioRxiv. It describes an integrated imaging system for studying root architecture, gene expression, root-root, root-soil and root microbe interactions using luminescence reporters. Comments are very welcome!
New review by Neil Robbins II is out online at Journal of Experimental Botany! Review covers the response of roots to moisture at the micro and macro scales and discusses research related to osmo-sensing and hydropatterning in roots. Neil did a great job communicating concepts in physiology with clarity. Enjoy!
Robbins NE 2nd, Dinneny JR. The divining root: moisture-driven responses of roots at the micro- and macro-scale. J Exp Bot. 2015 Jan 22. pii: eru496. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 25617469.
I’m really excited to join the Science Policy Committee at ASPB. Activities will include interacting with representatives of the US congress and drafting position statements. ASPB recently published a “Position Statement on Diversity” that is definitely worth a read.
I have been kindly asked to join F1000 and contribute to the excellent work they do highlighting the best in plant development literature. If you see any really interesting work that the community should take notice of, let me know!
Josep was awarded a long-term fellowship from EMBO to work on osmotic stress signaling mechanisms in the Dinneny lab. Josep comes to us from the Ana Caño-Delgado lab in Spain where he worked on Brassinosteroid signaling in roots. His study, published in Developmental Cell (Vilarrasa-Blasi et al., 2014), identified the BRAVO gene as an important regulator of stem-cell division downstream of steroid signaling. In the Dinneny lab he will work to determine the osmo-sensory pathway and develop novel imaging tools to monitor physical changes in cells during osmo-stimulation.
Welcome to the new Dinneny lab website! Here you’ll find information on the lab and news associated with it. I’ll try to keep everyone uptodate regarding projects, publications and new people in the lab.