About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
S1E6: 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 quotes) as a pre-tenure professor and how his lab members made deliberate trade-offs in work-life balance to get experiments done quickly. Today’s paper is Hufford et al. “Comparative population genomics of maize domestication and improvement”, published in Nature Genetics in 2012.
Read more about this episode on Plantae at: https://plantae.org/blog/taproot-podcast-s1e6-population-genetics-authorship-lists-worklife-balance-and-raining-cockroaches-with-jeffrey-ross-ibarra/
Hufford et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22660546
Github site with successful faculty and grant applications-- https://github.com/RILAB/statements
The Maize Diversity Project https://www.panzea.org
@jrossibarra (it’s the cool cow with sunglasses)