Andres Arruebarrena Di Palma: Plant Direct First Author

Andres Arruebarrena Di Palma, co-first author of “The isothiocyanate sulforaphane induces respiratory burst oxidase homologue D-dependent reactive oxygen species production and regulates expression of stress response genes”

Current Position: full time researcher at National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development

Education:  PhD in Biological Sciences from National University of Mar del Plata, Argentine.

Non-scientific Interests: brew beer, surfing, running, electronics, play guitar and spend a lot of time with my family: my wife, my 3 daughters (one of 7 years old and twins of 10 months!!!), my dog and my grumpy cat.

Brief bio: I started to work on science with the plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) Azospirillum brasilense and its relation with nitric oxide on biofilm formation and iron homeostasis, performing my final work of biological science career and my PhD. Next, I got a fellowship and I changed my lab to studying N-fixing cyanobacterial biomass production to be used as a fertilizer for growth of plants and oleaginous microalgae. In addition, I tried to express nitrogen fixation genes from Azotobacter vinelandii on the model algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Later, I started as a postdoc on Ana Laxalt´s Lab studying the role of electrophiles nitrolipids and sulphorafane in tomato and Arabidopsis physiology, with focus on plant defense mechanisms and as a Director of Enzo Perk undergraduate final work. Currently I´m full time researcher at National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development working on biorefinery of fish wastes, with focus on transforming waste proteins into a microbiological medium that allows production of PGPR biomass and contain bioactive oligopeptides that induce plant defense mechanisms.