Beronda L. Montgomery
Beronda L. Montgomery is MSU Foundation professor in the departments of biochemistry and molecular biology and microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University. The Montgomery Lab pursues a common research theme of understanding how individuals perceive, respond to and are affected by the environments in which they exist, including responses of photosynthetic organisms to external light cues. Montgomery also pursues this theme in the context of effective mentoring and leading in research environments.
Articles by Beronda L. Montgomery
Reimagining academic leadership
July 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and protests against racial injustice highlight an existing leadership vacuum stemming from factors such as rapidly advancing technology, reductions in state and federal appropriations, and escalating enrollment challenges.
Lessons from plants: A changing environment
April 7, 2021
Beronda Montgomery writes about plants adapt to environmental conditions in this excerpt from her new book.
To support or to deny: mentoring or gatekeeping?
Aug. 1, 2019
Beronda Montgomery posted on Twitter: “What’s a thing that you were ‘mentored’ not to do, but you pursued it & it’s worked out well?” She shares what she learned from the responses.
Cultivating a focus on diversity as a community
Nov. 1, 2016
Beronda Montgomery explains that conversations about race need to happen within the scientific enterprise.