Ian is a plant scientist, science writer, editor, and most recently a virtual lab manager at Happilabs. He studied plant development, and plant hormones in Arabidopsis. He maintains the plant science blog The Quiet Branches highlighting stories of plant science, scientists, history, and culture related to plant biology and plant biologists. He is also the resources editor at Botany One. If interested in writing about a resource for the plant sciences community, email 

If you have a plant science story that's seems interesting, get in touch and I may write about it. 

Research Areas:
Gene Regulation, Genetics, Growth Regulation, Molecular Biology, Policy, Physiology, Signals and Responses


Most relevant is my science writing now. See The Quiet Branches blog.

Volunteer Activities

Associate Editor The POSTDOCket

Resources Editor, Botany One

Current Affiliations
Experience & Education