Taproot Podcast S1E4: Embracing Uncertainty in Science and Science Careers with Siobhan Braybrook

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Melanie Binder

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. Siobhan trained as a plant developmental biologist in Canada and the US before moving to Europe to work on plant mechanics. Her research group works to understand how shapes and patterns are physically manifested in plants and algae, using a multi-disciplinary approach to plant development.

Using two of her papers as a launching pad, we discuss how to handle the grey areas of science and of scientific careers. Siobhan describes recipes for balancing research career steps with real world concerns, as well as her famous Kanban boards. And, maybe, we talk a bit about scientific impact and resiliency. The papers are Peaucelle et al., 2011 and Braybrook & Peaucelle, 2013

Learn more about what Siobhan has to say here.

Reposted from Plantae.org