I am a plant cell biologist interested in understanding how plant root barriers are formed and regulate water and nutrient uptake?
I completed my M.Sc. in Plant Genetics at the University of Nottingham in 2012. Then went on to complete my PhD in plant developmental biology at the University of Nottingham in the group of Prof. Ive De Smet (currently at VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology) and Prof. Malcolm Bennett. I then did a short postdoc in the in the lab of Prof. David Salt working on a BBSRC funded project looking at 'Natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana and adaptation to edaphic soils'. Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Botany and Plant Biology at the University of Geneva in the lab of Prof. Marie Barberon. My research is focused on understanding coordination of nutrient transport in plant roots in a developmental context. I enjoy microscopy, sciart and science communication.
Research Areas: Cell Biology, Development, Molecular Biology, Education and Outreach, Physiology, Food Security
Postdoctoral Association volunteer, University of Geneva, Switzerland;
Science Outreach worker at University of Nottingham, UK;
STEMNET Ambassador, East Midlands Hub, UK