Kanae Nishii: Plant Direct First Author

Kanae Nishii, first author of “The first genome for the Cape Primrose Streptocarpus rexii (Gesneriaceae), a model plant for studying meristem-driven shoot diversity”

Current Position: Laboratory Technician, Research Associate

Education: BSc Agriculture (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), MSc Science (The University of Tokyo), PhD Science (The University of Tokyo)

Non-scientific Interests: Hill walking, cooking

Brief bio: Kanae is an evolutionary developmental biologist working mostly on the plant family Gesneriaceae. She is interested in trait evolution and gene evolution and has extensive skills in developmental, molecular, and genetic research.