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  • 1. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Learning from meristems •Networks are essential – Connect, connect, connect! •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep growing! •It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny” Teaching, mentoring, and communicating are indispensable and important! mwilliams@aspb.org @PlantTeaching
  • 2. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Your role as a hub in the science community network Career advice from meristems •Networks are essential Dodsworth, S. (2009). A diverse and intricate signalling network regulates stem cell fate in the shoot apical meristem. Dev. Biol 336: 1-9.
  • 3. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Your role as a hub in the science community network Career advice from meristems •Networks are essential •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep on growing Long, J.A., Moan, E.I., Medford, J.I., and Barton, M.K. (1996). A member of the KNOTTED class of homeodomain proteins encoded by the STM gene of Arabidopsis. Nature, 379: 66–69.
  • 4. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Your role as a hub in the science community network Career advice from meristems •Networks are essential •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep on growing •It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny” Bargmann, B. et al. (2013). A map of cell type specific auxin responses. Mol. Sys. Biol. 9:‐ 688.
  • 5. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 1. Networks are essential
  • 6. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists You have a role in children’s networks and can influence them Tap into pre-existing networks: University outreach Teaching / classroom visits Science fairs ASPB networks
  • 7. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Exposure to scientists transforms children’s perceptions http://ed.fnal.gov/projects/scientists/ To me, a scientist is bald and has hair coming out of the sides of his head. . . . Scientists live in their own world and the rest of society puts them there. PRE
  • 8. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Exposure to scientists transforms children’s perceptions http://ed.fnal.gov/projects/scientists/ To me, a scientist is bald and has hair coming out of the sides of his head. . . . Scientists live in their own world and the rest of society puts them there. I know scientists are just normal people with a not so normal job. . . . Scientists lead a normal life outside of being a scientist. They are interested in dancing, pottery, jogging and even racquetball. Being a scientist is just another job which can be much more exciting. PRE POST
  • 9. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/article/fascination-plants-day FOPD 2013: “The Department of Plant Biology hosted students from the East Palo Alto Academy (EPASA), ….. Kelly Beck and Theresa Metz from Stanford worked with Jose Dinneny at DPB to organize an event centered on revealing the fascinating biology of plants using various microscopy techniques. “ FOPD Glasgow
  • 10. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists You can make informative displays about plant science
  • 11. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Mary Professional societies like ASPB can provide networking opportunities
  • 12. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists ASPB outreach opportunities Volunteer by emailing katie@aspb.org 2015 National Conference in Chicago March 12–15, 2015 November 12-15, 2014 Cleveland Convention Center
  • 13. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists How did your early educational experiences contribute to your pursuit of science? Primary / Secondary Teachers Enthusiastic biology teacher Precollege day Many programs help PhDs get teaching credentials
  • 14. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Be a mentor - PlantingScience.org
  • 15. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists http://swe.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/index.php/Programs/Public_Service http://swe.stanford.edu Offer your help to SWE-Stanford
  • 16. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Primary / Secondary Teachers Undergraduate teachers, mentors, research advisors http://www.cur.org/publications/publication_listings/ How-to guides for undergraduate research mentors Mentor an undergraduate researcher
  • 17. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Mentor an iGEM team
  • 18. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Research-led teaching opportunities for early career researchers http://blog.aspb.org/2014/04/28/research-led-teaching-opportunities-for-early-career-researchers/ How to get opportunities How to make sure they are effective How to get credit for your efforts
  • 19. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 2. Totipotency is a virtue: Keep your options open because everything changes all the time…. Tonikian R, Xin X, Toret CP, Gfeller D, Landgraf C, et al. (2009) Bayesian Modeling of the Yeast SH3 Domain Interactome Predicts Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Endocytosis Proteins. PLoS Biol 7(10): e1000218. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000218
  • 20. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Example: How we sequence DNA
  • 21. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Example: Changes in how we communicate with each other 1981 HS 1991 PhD 1985 BS -1995 Post doc
  • 22. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Primary / Secondary Teachers Undergraduate teachers, mentors, research advisors Graduate school teachers, advisor, labmates Postdoctoral, advisor, labmates ~ 1992 I started using email First saw Netscape 1994 Arabidopsis-l Genbank submissions
  • 23. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists http://www.bio.net/hypermail/arabidopsis / Arabidopsis-l
  • 24. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Massive increase in connectivity
  • 25. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists
  • 26. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists
  • 27. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 1 % of your time = A few tweets each day A blog post each month Two outreach days per year
  • 28. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Follow Sarah Blackford (Society for Experimental Biology) http://www.biosciencecareers.org/ @BiosciCareer Things change Stay flexible Keep doors open Keep growing…
  • 29. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 3. It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny”
  • 30. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists “Highest percentage of graduates who go on to earn STEM PhDs of any institution” Teaching is important (my career part 1) (1995 – 2009)
  • 31. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists My career part 2 Cathie Martin EIC The Plant Cell Goal: To develop a resource to support scientists in their teaching, and to engage students in plant biology
  • 32. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Review article for undergraduates PPT slides References (hyperlinked) Teaching Guide “From chemistry to current events”
  • 33. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists HORMONES series Introduction to phytohormones, auxin, cytokinin, gibberellins, brassinosteroids, ethylene, ABA, jasmonates, salicylates, strigolactones BIOTIC INTERATIONS series Plants are not alone, microsymbionts, pathogens, arthropods, plant-plant interactions PLANTS AND PEOPLE series Plants, food and human health Medicinal plants Genetic improvements in agriculture In 13 languages (so far)!
  • 34. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists How to be a plant Mel Oliver and Steve Pallardy Plant Nutrition 1: Membrane energetics and transport, potassium nutrition and sodium toxicity (With Mike Blatt, reviewed and being revised) Plant Nutrition 2: Macronutrients Plant Nutrition 3: Micronutrients Photosynthesis 1: Light reactions Photosynthesis 2: Carbon fixing reactions
  • 35. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists http://www.aginternetwork.org/en/
  • 36. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Twitter @PlantTeaching
  • 37. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Opportunities for you • Education and “publishing” both involve translating what scientists are saying into familiar language • Start writing – blogs need guest writers, or start your own • There is a real need for visual aids – photographs, diagrams, cartoons, videos!
  • 38. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Learning from meristems •Networks are essential – Connect, connect, connect! •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep growing! •It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny” Teaching, mentoring, and communicating are indispensable and important! mwilliams@aspb.org @PlantTeaching
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    How can postdocs enhance their career opportunities? No matter what you end up doing, networking, flexibility and focusing on your progeny can help (just like plant meristems)
    From a talk at Carnegie Institute at Stanford University 23 July 2014
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    • 1. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Learning from meristems •Networks are essential – Connect, connect, connect! •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep growing! •It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny” Teaching, mentoring, and communicating are indispensable and important! mwilliams@aspb.org @PlantTeaching
  • 2. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Your role as a hub in the science community network Career advice from meristems •Networks are essential Dodsworth, S. (2009). A diverse and intricate signalling network regulates stem cell fate in the shoot apical meristem. Dev. Biol 336: 1-9.
  • 3. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Your role as a hub in the science community network Career advice from meristems •Networks are essential •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep on growing Long, J.A., Moan, E.I., Medford, J.I., and Barton, M.K. (1996). A member of the KNOTTED class of homeodomain proteins encoded by the STM gene of Arabidopsis. Nature, 379: 66–69.
  • 4. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Your role as a hub in the science community network Career advice from meristems •Networks are essential •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep on growing •It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny” Bargmann, B. et al. (2013). A map of cell type specific auxin responses. Mol. Sys. Biol. 9:‐ 688.
  • 5. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 1. Networks are essential
  • 6. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists You have a role in children’s networks and can influence them Tap into pre-existing networks: University outreach Teaching / classroom visits Science fairs ASPB networks
  • 7. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Exposure to scientists transforms children’s perceptions http://ed.fnal.gov/projects/scientists/ To me, a scientist is bald and has hair coming out of the sides of his head. . . . Scientists live in their own world and the rest of society puts them there. PRE
  • 8. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Exposure to scientists transforms children’s perceptions http://ed.fnal.gov/projects/scientists/ To me, a scientist is bald and has hair coming out of the sides of his head. . . . Scientists live in their own world and the rest of society puts them there. I know scientists are just normal people with a not so normal job. . . . Scientists lead a normal life outside of being a scientist. They are interested in dancing, pottery, jogging and even racquetball. Being a scientist is just another job which can be much more exciting. PRE POST
  • 9. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/article/fascination-plants-day FOPD 2013: “The Department of Plant Biology hosted students from the East Palo Alto Academy (EPASA), ….. Kelly Beck and Theresa Metz from Stanford worked with Jose Dinneny at DPB to organize an event centered on revealing the fascinating biology of plants using various microscopy techniques. “ FOPD Glasgow
  • 10. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists You can make informative displays about plant science
  • 11. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Mary Professional societies like ASPB can provide networking opportunities
  • 12. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists ASPB outreach opportunities Volunteer by emailing katie@aspb.org 2015 National Conference in Chicago March 12–15, 2015 November 12-15, 2014 Cleveland Convention Center
  • 13. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists How did your early educational experiences contribute to your pursuit of science? Primary / Secondary Teachers Enthusiastic biology teacher Precollege day Many programs help PhDs get teaching credentials
  • 14. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Be a mentor - PlantingScience.org
  • 15. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists http://swe.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/index.php/Programs/Public_Service http://swe.stanford.edu Offer your help to SWE-Stanford
  • 16. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Primary / Secondary Teachers Undergraduate teachers, mentors, research advisors http://www.cur.org/publications/publication_listings/ How-to guides for undergraduate research mentors Mentor an undergraduate researcher
  • 17. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Mentor an iGEM team
  • 18. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Research-led teaching opportunities for early career researchers http://blog.aspb.org/2014/04/28/research-led-teaching-opportunities-for-early-career-researchers/ How to get opportunities How to make sure they are effective How to get credit for your efforts
  • 19. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 2. Totipotency is a virtue: Keep your options open because everything changes all the time…. Tonikian R, Xin X, Toret CP, Gfeller D, Landgraf C, et al. (2009) Bayesian Modeling of the Yeast SH3 Domain Interactome Predicts Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Endocytosis Proteins. PLoS Biol 7(10): e1000218. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000218
  • 20. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Example: How we sequence DNA
  • 21. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Example: Changes in how we communicate with each other 1981 HS 1991 PhD 1985 BS -1995 Post doc
  • 22. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Primary / Secondary Teachers Undergraduate teachers, mentors, research advisors Graduate school teachers, advisor, labmates Postdoctoral, advisor, labmates ~ 1992 I started using email First saw Netscape 1994 Arabidopsis-l Genbank submissions
  • 23. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists http://www.bio.net/hypermail/arabidopsis / Arabidopsis-l
  • 24. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Massive increase in connectivity
  • 25. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists
  • 26. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists
  • 27. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 1 % of your time = A few tweets each day A blog post each month Two outreach days per year
  • 28. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Follow Sarah Blackford (Society for Experimental Biology) http://www.biosciencecareers.org/ @BiosciCareer Things change Stay flexible Keep doors open Keep growing…
  • 29. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists 3. It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny”
  • 30. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists “Highest percentage of graduates who go on to earn STEM PhDs of any institution” Teaching is important (my career part 1) (1995 – 2009)
  • 31. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists My career part 2 Cathie Martin EIC The Plant Cell Goal: To develop a resource to support scientists in their teaching, and to engage students in plant biology
  • 32. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Review article for undergraduates PPT slides References (hyperlinked) Teaching Guide “From chemistry to current events”
  • 33. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists HORMONES series Introduction to phytohormones, auxin, cytokinin, gibberellins, brassinosteroids, ethylene, ABA, jasmonates, salicylates, strigolactones BIOTIC INTERATIONS series Plants are not alone, microsymbionts, pathogens, arthropods, plant-plant interactions PLANTS AND PEOPLE series Plants, food and human health Medicinal plants Genetic improvements in agriculture In 13 languages (so far)!
  • 34. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists How to be a plant Mel Oliver and Steve Pallardy Plant Nutrition 1: Membrane energetics and transport, potassium nutrition and sodium toxicity (With Mike Blatt, reviewed and being revised) Plant Nutrition 2: Macronutrients Plant Nutrition 3: Micronutrients Photosynthesis 1: Light reactions Photosynthesis 2: Carbon fixing reactions
  • 35. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists http://www.aginternetwork.org/en/
  • 36. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Twitter @PlantTeaching
  • 37. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Opportunities for you • Education and “publishing” both involve translating what scientists are saying into familiar language • Start writing – blogs need guest writers, or start your own • There is a real need for visual aids – photographs, diagrams, cartoons, videos!
  • 38. © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists Learning from meristems •Networks are essential – Connect, connect, connect! •Totipotency is a virtue: Keep growing! •It’s OK for your biggest contributions to come from your “progeny” Teaching, mentoring, and communicating are indispensable and important! mwilliams@aspb.org @PlantTeaching
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