· Ph.D., Biology, 2006. Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany; Advisor: Prof. Dario Leister
· B.S., Plant Biotechnology, 2003. Universitá degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
My work focuses on the genetic and functional characterization of a novel NB-LRR protein which is required for the “runaway cell death” (rcd) phenotype of lsd1. The project is aimed at understanding how the mechanism of pathogen recognition and cell death can converge.
This work is founded by the Human Frontier Science Program.
Bonardi V., Pesaresi P., Becker T., Schleiff E., Wagner R., Pfannschmidt T., Jahns P. and Leister D. (2005) Photosystem II core phosphorylation and photosynthetic acclimation require two different protein kinases. Nature 437, 1179-82.