The Taproot podcast hosted by Ivan Baxter and CEMB’s own Liz Haswell won gold at the 2018 Excel Awards last week. Excel awards by the Association of Media and Publishing recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications.  Produced by the Plantae Foundation.   Taproot explores scientific discovery in the plant sciences through discussion about scientific literature and conversations with researchers. The podcast was one of 300 finalists in more than 840 entries to the Excel awards. Taproot was a Gold award winner in one of three podcast categories.  For more information about Taproot, visit:

(thanks to Patience Graybill, Wash U, for the news item)