J. James Woods Lecture Series: Beronda Montgomery "Lessons From and About Plants"
This event is in the Reily Room, located in Atherton Union
Lessons From and About Plants: Insights for Human Thriving – plant photobiology and lessons therefrom for supporting communities
Beronda Montgomery is a writer, science communicator, and researcher. She recently moved to Grinnell College as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Prior to Grinnell, Dr. Montgomery served as Michigan State University Foundation Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. She was also a member of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory. Her research group investigates how photosynthetic organisms adapt to changes in their environment. Her scholarship extends beyond biology and into studying mentorship and faculty development to develop evidence-based strategies to foster equity and inclusion in academia. Dr. Montgomery is author of the recent book Lessons from Plants from Harvard University Press (2021).
This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.
Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.