Priscila Zonzini Ramos: Plant Direct First Author

Priscila Zonzini Ramos, co-first author of “An open source plant kinase chemogenomics set”

Current Position: Research Scientist at the Center for Medicinal Chemistry (Brazil)

Education: Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Campinas (Brazil)

Non-scientific Interests: Traveling, hiking, eating, and cooking

Brief Bio: After obtaining my Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology, I joined the Center for Medicinal Chemistry as part of the biotech group, being responsible for the high-throughput cloning and protein production platform. I have been working mainly with understudied protein kinases of humans, protozoa parasites and plants in order to support the development of inhibitors for the treatment of human diseases or for improving crop resistance and productivity. Currently, I am focused on identifying and validating potential therapeutic targets for drug development against parasitic diseases, such as leishmaniasis and malaria.