Julieta Lisa Mateos, co-first author of “PICLN modulates alternative splicing and light/temperature responses in plants”
Current Position: Group Leader at the Instituto de Fisiología, Biología Molecular y Neurociencias (IFIBYNE-UBA-CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
PhD. in Biological Sciences. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006.
M.S. in Biotecnology at Quilmes University, Argentina, 1999
Non-scientific Interests: Travelling, playing Softball, spending time with friends and family, cooking
My biology teacher at high school introduced me the book “Biology” from Helena Curtis. I instantly feel in love with genetics and science! Therefore, I decided to study Biotechnology focusing on genetic engineering. Later, amazed by the plasticity of plants and thrilled by the idea of doing research, I decided to do a PhD studying the mode of action of a particular phytochrome, namely phytochrome A. Supervised by Dr. Jorge Casal in physiology and Dr. Silva Braslavsky in photochemistry, I finished my PhD at the University of Buenos Aires. After that, I moved to Rosario to join Dr. Palatnik´s lab to study miRNAs biogenesis in plants, concentrated on miRNAs that control flowering time. That is why, after my first posdoc I moved to Germany to Prof. Coupland´s lab, leading lab on flowering time regulation. After three years of a fantastic time in Germany, I came back to Argentina to Dr. Yanovksy´s lab, to put together all my expertise and my interests in studying posttranscriptional mechanisms that control plant development. In 2019 I moved to the IFIBYNE to run my own lab focused on Plant Functional Genomics. Our main interest are to understand how posttranscriptional and posttranslational regulations control plant development and adaptation to diverse stresses. I enjoy doing science with such a great team at the IFIBYNE!!