I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Prof. Poole’s laboratory. I joined the rhizosphere lab after finishing my PhD at the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP) in Madrid (Spain). The main focus of my research is the regulatory cross-talk by the phosphotransferase systems in Rhizobium leguminosarum. I am trying to decipher the physiological role of both the carbohydrate and the nitrogen PTS systems as global regulators in the cell, specially their link to metabolism. Also, through protein-protein interactions, we aim to elucidate the target proteins of these phosphotransfer pathways. The overall goal is to understand the molecular processes responsible for the establishment of an efficient symbiosis with legume plants, what will lead to sustainable crop yields and a positive impact on the environment in the long-term future.
I also enjoy teaching undergraduates. I am a lecturer at The Queen’s College where I teach students in Biological Sciences.
This work is funded by the BBSRC