A. Cristina Barragán, first author of Plant NLR Diversity: The Known Unknowns of pan-NLRomes
Current Position: PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen Germany
Education: MSc in Biology, University of Tübingen
Non-scientific Interests: podcasts, travelling, music, reading
Brief bio: I started my PhD in Detlef Weigel’s lab a bit over four years ago. During that time I have been studying the genetic basis of hybrid incompatibility cases in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, plants resulting from crosses between two different accessions are “paranoid” and believe they are under a pathogen attack when they are not, leading to autoimmune responses. More recently, I have been studying the occurrence of inbreeding depression in natural A. arenosa populations. In the future, I want to continue research at the interface between genetics and evolution.