Elizabeth S. Haswell, PhD
Associate Professor, HHMI Faculty-Scholar
Washington University in Saint Louis
Elizabeth Haswell is Associate Professor of Biology in the Biology Department of Washington University in Saint Louis. Her group aims to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which plants perceive force, with a particular focus on mechanosensitive ion channels. She was awarded an NSF Early Faculty Career Award in 2012 and an HHMI-Simons Faculty-Scholar Grant in 2016. Liz is a Reviewing Editor for The Plant Cell and is a Guest Editor for Current Opinion in Plant Biology. She is Co-Director of Research for the NSF Science and Technology Center for Engineering Mechanobiology and serves on the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee and the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee. She is an advocate for science communication and for an academic culture that values sustainability, diversity, and authenticity. She is also a co-host of the Plantae podcast, The Taproot.
Liz earned her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, working on chromatin remodeling in yeast. She then switched to plant systems for her postdoctoral work as a Life Sciences Research Fellow at Caltech, where she fell in love with plants and mechanobiology. She joined the faculty in the Biology department at WUSTL in 2007.
Sunday, July 15
8:35 AM – 9:05 AM