My career in Plant Science has taken me across Europe and into several different research topics. I have been fortunate enough to work with many inspiring mentors in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. I have previously worked in the labs of Matthew Terry, Kerry Franklin, Ronald Pierik and Salomé Prat. My current position is in Christa Testerink's group at Wageningen University & Research.

My research focuses on the environmental control of plant development. I aim to uncover both how warm temperature modulates root system architecture and whether there any physiological benefit of this response

Career Status:
Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Areas:
Ecophysiology, Molecular Biology, Signals and Responses, Development, Environmental Plant Biology


The bHLH network underlying plant shade‐avoidance
Physiologia Plantarum
2020-02-28 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1111/ppl.13074

Interaction of Light and Temperature Signalling in Plants
2020-01-16 | book-chapter
DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0027978

UVR8 disrupts stabilisation of PIF5 by COP1 to inhibit plant stem elongation in sunlight
Nature Communications
2019-12 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12369-1

Soil Salinity Limits Plant Shade Avoidance
Current Biology
2019-05 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.03.042

Three Auxin Response Factors Promote Hypocotyl Elongation
Plant Physiology
2018-10 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1104/pp.18.00718

Far-red Light Detection in the Shoot Regulates Lateral Root Development through the HY5 Transcription Factor.
The Plant Cell
2018-01 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.17.00771

UV-B Perceived by the UVR8 Photoreceptor Inhibits Plant Thermomorphogenesis.
Current Biology
2017-01 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.004

Photoreceptor crosstalk in shade avoidance.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology
2016-04 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2016.03.008

UV-B detected by the UVR8 photoreceptor antagonizes auxin signaling and plant shade avoidance.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2014-08 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1403052111

Temperature-dependent shade avoidance involves the receptor-like kinase ERECTA
The Plant Journal
2013 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12088

DELLAs Regulate Chlorophyll and Carotenoid Biosynthesis to Prevent Photooxidative Damage during Seedling Deetiolation in Arabidopsis
The Plant Cell
2011 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.111.085233

Volunteer Activities

I am an Assistant Features Editor of Plant Physiology and have reviewed papers that journal, along with PLoS ONE, PLoS Genetics and Scientific Reports 

Current Affiliations
Experience & Education