Ely Oliveira-Garcia: The Plant Cell First Author

Ely Oliveira-Garcia, first author of “Clathrin-mediated endocytosis facilitates the internalization of Magnaporthe oryzae effectors into rice cells”

Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Education: Ph.D., Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Non-scientific Interests:  Gardening, kayaking, travelling, reading, and helping friends.

Brief bio: After obtaining my PhD degree in Plant Pathology, I had the great opportunity to join the research group of Dr. Barbara Valent at the Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, where I conducted research on the functional characterization of Magnaporthe oryzae effectors. Being fascinated by live-cell imaging and blast effector research, I moved to Louisiana State University, where I started my career as Assistant Professor of Plant-Pathogen Interactions in the Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology. My current research focuses on the functional characterization of effector proteins of M. oryzae and on the incorporation of novel resistance genes against blast disease into LSU AgCenter rice breeding lines.