I obtained my PhD in 2015 from the University of Bristol (UK), under the supervision of Kerry Franklin. My thesis focused on the mechanisms by which UV-B and shade-light signals shape plant development. Following this I took an EMBO fellowship to the lab of Ronald Pierik at Utrecht University (NL). In Utrecht we discovered that low levels of soil salinity efficiently inhibit plant shade-avoidance, a finding that may have wide importance for intensively grown crops. In 2018 I moved to Madrid with a Marie Curie fellowship in the lab of Salomé Prat at CNB-CSIC. My work there focussed on the circadian clock and temperature signalling.
In 2020 I moved to WUR to work as a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Christa Testerink. My project aims to identify both the molecular basis for root elongation at warm temperatures and the physiological relevance of this response.