Dorothea Graus: Plant Physiology First Author

Dorothea Graus, co-first author of “The digestive systems of carnivorous plants”

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Kenji Fukushima, University of Würzburg, Germany

Education: Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Department of Molecular Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Würzburg

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, gardening, painting and crafting

Brief bio: My interest is transport mechanisms in plant membranes; how ions are moved into and out of a cell.

For my doctoral thesis, I studied the complex processes of membrane proteins involved in ion transport and their influence in cell metabolism. I primarily used electrophysiological techniques, such as the patch-clamp, noninvasive microelectrode ion flux estimation technique (MIFE) or Two-Electrode Voltage-Clamp (TEVC).

My current research is an extension of this work, investigating membrane proteins and their evolutionary development in carnivorous plants.