11 episodes

Stories of microbes, plants and the people who study them. Microgreens is the official podcast of the journal Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI), published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS). MPMI is a member journal of APS and the International Society of Plant-Microbe Interactions. 

Microgreens Raka Mitra, PhD, Dominique Holtappels PhD, Tiffany Mak PhD

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Stories of microbes, plants and the people who study them. Microgreens is the official podcast of the journal Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI), published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS). MPMI is a member journal of APS and the International Society of Plant-Microbe Interactions. 

    Practicing inclusion: The importance of mentorship and disability justice in science

    Practicing inclusion: The importance of mentorship and disability justice in science

    What does it mean to be practicing inclusion in science? In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Amie Fornah Sankoh, who shared stories about her journey in becoming the first deaf, Black woman to receive a doctorate in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) discipline in the United States.
    A full transcript to the audio recording of the interview can be found here. A video version of the recording will be released at a later date for audiences to experience and engage with Amie through the embodiment of sign language. 


    Special thanks to Dr. Gloshanda Lawyer, Taylor Harris and Jolanta Galloway for their help with interpretation.


    Music adapted from Blue Dot Sessions.
    Podcast produced by Dr. Tiff Mak and Dr. Dominique Holtappels.

    • 46 min
    Peeking through the doors of MPMI: How a paper is born - an interview with Dr. Tessa Burch-Smith

    Peeking through the doors of MPMI: How a paper is born - an interview with Dr. Tessa Burch-Smith

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your manuscript after you submit it to a journal? Or do you want to hear some tips and tricks about publishing? 
    We do! 
    In this episode we get a sneak peek behind the scenes of MPMI with associate editor-in-chief Dr. Tessa Burch-Smith. Enjoy! 

    Music is adapted from Blue Dot Sessions. 
    A podcast by Dr. Dominique Holtappels, Dr. Tiff Mak and Prof. Raka Mitra. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How do plants recognize friend from foe? An interview with Cara Haney and David Thoms

    How do plants recognize friend from foe? An interview with Cara Haney and David Thoms

    Do you ever wonder how plants recognize friend for foe? In this episode, we explore  together with Prof. Cara Haney and Prof. David Thoms the different strategies plants have to make this distinction!
    You can find the article here:
    https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-11-20-0318-FI 

    • 18 min
    Ralph and Matt write a Review

    Ralph and Matt write a Review

    How do scientists collaborate when writing? In this episode, Ralph Panstruga and Matthew Moscou discuss how they wrote a review paper together while residing in two different countries, working at two different institutions, and living through a pandemic.

    The editorial, titled "What is the Molecular Basis of Nonhost Resistance?" can be found here:

    https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/MPMI-06-20-0161-CR

    • 18 min
    The plant immune system and nonhost resistance. An interview with Ralph Panstruga and Matthew Moscou

    The plant immune system and nonhost resistance. An interview with Ralph Panstruga and Matthew Moscou

    One of the top 10 unanswered questions in molecular plant-microbe interactions asks  "What is the molecular basis of nonhost resistance?"  But answering this question may be impossible. Ralph Panstruga and Matthew Moscou consider how to re-frame it.

    The editorial, titled "What is the Molecular Basis of Nonhost Resistance?" can be found here:
    https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/MPMI-06-20-0161-CR

    • 16 min
    Diversity, equity, and, inclusion in research spaces with The Lewis Lab

    Diversity, equity, and, inclusion in research spaces with The Lewis Lab

    Welcome to part III of the Lewis Lab Series. This episode features  Dr. Jennifer Lewis, an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley as well as a few of her lab members, Nate Diplock, Jamie Calma, and Mael Baudin. In today's episode, we wander through the Lewis Lab to dive into how diversity, equity, and inclusion can foster a culture of scientific excellence! 

    If you'd like to hear more about Jennifer Lewis's research on Huanglongbing, check out the What New In MPMI Seminar, titled "Comparative Genomics Screen Identifies Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns from ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ spp. That Elicit Immune Responses in Plants" that can be found here: https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/whatsnew_jenniferlewis. 

    • 17 min

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