Laura Dalle Carbonare: Plant Direct First Author

Laura Dalle Carbonare, first author of “Plant responses to limited aeration: Advances and future challenges”

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Education: Ph.D., Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (Italy)

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, Latin dancing and travelling

Brief bio: As a researcher, I am fascinated by the thin boundary that exists between plant homeostasis and stressful conditions, as a consequence of the complexity of natural environments that challenges plant survival every day. My interest on plants and oxygen sensing started during my PhD with Prof. Francesco Licausi in Pisa (IT) and it continued during my postdocs with Prof. Michael Holdsworth (Nottingham, UK) and currently with Prof. Francesco Licausi (Oxford, UK). During this time I have been studying different aspects of the oxygen sensing mechanism in plants, from the interaction between low oxygen and heavy metals in the soil (using poplar trees) to the evolution of the oxygen sensing pathway in land plants, from bryophytes (Marchantia polymorpha) to flowering plants (Arabidopsis thaliana). I am now interested in engineering oxygen sensing mechanisms to direct developmental trajectories in plants.