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The Taproot is the podcast that digs beneath the surface to understand how scientific publications are created. In each episode, we take a paper from the plant biology literature and talk about the story behind the science with one of the authors.
||CleanS2S3: Getting Ready for Season 3||Stayed tuned for Season 3, where our theme will be "myth-busting". While we have some topics, we also want to hear from our audience about their ideas as well. Please take our brief survey: https://goo.gl/forms/a96VBgBG8RwHDieZ2, tell us more about y ..||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E6: Graduate Student Mental Illness; A Wild Type Phenotype?||In the final episode of Season 2, Liz and Ivan talk with Jeff Long, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the vice chair of the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology department and co-director of the Cell and ..||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E5: Evolving Approaches: Herbicide Resistance in Weeds and What Men Can Do to Fight Gender Discrimination in Science||In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Gina Baucom, Assistant Professor in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. Gina earned her PhD and completed a postdoc at the University of Georgia. She joined the faculty ..||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E4: Understanding Biological Networks and When to Break the Circuit with Ross Sozzani||In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Rosangela (Ross) Sozzani about her research and career path. Ross received her Ph.D. at the University of Pavia. After her post-doctoral studies at Duke University, Ross received the Armenise-Harvard Career Dev ..||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E3: Spiraling out of Silence; Speaking up for Science and Scientists with Kevin Folta||In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk to Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. Kevin’s research focuses on the functional genomics of small fruit crops, photomorphogenesis, and plant t||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E2: Minding the Gap with Elizabeth 'Toby' Kellogg||In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Elizabeth ‘Toby’ Kellogg about her research interests and career path. Toby received her PhD at Harvard University, then completed a postdoc with R.A. Howard, also at Harvard University. She worked at the Harv||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E1: Phenotyping Roots without Pulling up Your Own with Guillaume Lobet||To kick off Season 2, Ivan and Liz talk with Guillaume Lobet, Assistant Professor at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Université Catholique de Louvain. He was also a graduate student at UCL and took three postdoctoral positions in Germany and Bel||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E0: Join us for Season 2||In Season 1 of The Taproot, co-hosts Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter dug beneath the surface of a manuscript to understand how scientific publications in plant biology are made. This season we will be talking to five guests who have succeeded despite fac ..||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1.5E Sessile: Measuring Mentoring and other Bleeps with Brian Dilkes||In this episode, we take a different approach than usual- we bring a conversation we were having offline with our friend Brian Dilkes about a paper that tries to define the key variables that predict a ‘successful’ faculty member. We talk about some||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E6: Population genetics, authorship lists, work/life balance and raining cockroaches with Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra||In this episode, we discuss a relatively recent paper from Jeff’s lab that illustrates the pros and cons of planning authorship lists in advance. We have an honest discussion about publishing in “high impact” journals (please note the ironic air q||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E5: Finding GLOry- The Power of New Technology To Spur Innovation with José Dinneny||In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with José Dinneny, a staff member at the Carnegie Institute for Sciences in Palo Alto, CA. We discuss a recent paper that describes a novel system for imaging root growth that balances the need for visualization wit .||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E4: Embracing Uncertainty in Science and Science Careers with Siobhan Braybrook||In this episode Ivan and Liz talk with Siobhan Braybrook, Career Development Fellow at The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge and soon-to-be Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA. We discuss two of her pa ..||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E3: Academia, Industry, and Pivoting on Projects with Luca Comai||In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Luca Comai, a Professor of Plant Biology at the Genome Center at University of California, Davis. We discuss a paper he published as part of his transition from industry to academia that he feels illustrates a ..||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E2: Normalizing Nomenclature and The Idealism of Youth with Carolyn Lawrence-Dill||In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, an Associate Professor of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology as well as Agronomy at Iowa State University. We discuss a paper from her grad school days that has a great back story abo ..||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaproot Episode 1, Season 1: Extreme Open Science and the Meaning of Scientific Impact with Sophien Kamoun||In this episode, the hosts and Sophien discuss a recent collaborative paper (Islam et al., 2016, BMC Biology) that really embodies the concepts of open science. It addresses the source and characterization of a newly discovered wheat blast in Banglad ..||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to The Taproot||The Taproot is the podcast that digs beneath the surface to understand how scientific publications are created. In each episode, we take a paper from the plant biology literature and talk about the story behind the science with one of the authors.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The best plant-focused podcast
Quirky, fun and informative
Fascinating Insight Into How Science Is Done
While this podcast is technical and probably too jargon-laden for a layperson with an interest in plants, it is really instructive for students and professionals in biology, particularly plant science. As a non-traditional student at a community college, my coursework at the moment is about principles of science. We get very little insight into how working scientists do what they do. We don't talk about what goes into publishing a scientific article. It's great to hear from plant scientists themselves how they achieved what they've achieved, what they would have done differently, what they learned, etc. It really humanizes the field and is a refreshing resource for those seriously interested in plant science.
Finally a plant biology related podcast!
This is a great podcast that highlights what goes on in the life and experiences of PIs. Great for young scientists as well as a general audience. It's also related to plant biology which is quite undervalued in Biology.