Anna Schulten: The Plant Cell First Author

Anna Schulten, first author of “Energy status-promoted growth and development of Arabidopsis require copper deficiency response transcriptional regulator SPL7”

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Caroline Dean at the John Innes Centre, UK

Education: PhD in the lab of Prof. Ute Kraemer (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany), B.S. and M.S in Biology (also Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

Non-scientific Interests: reading, yoga, cooking

Brief bio:
During my undergrad I worked on research projects on enzymes involved in glucosinolate metabolism, namely β-glucosidases and nitrilases from different Brassicaceae species. For my PhD supervised by Prof. Ute Kraemer I switched gears and investigated the role of the Arabidopsis transcription factor SPL7, which is essential for copper deficiency responses, in the context of plant metabolism and development. This work resulted in our recent Plant Cell publication.
Continuing with research on gene regulation in plants, I am currently in the lab of Prof. Caroline Dean, where I focus on Polycomb-mediated epigenetic gene silencing mechanisms at FLOWERING LOCUS C in Arabidopsis.