Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Angeles Aroca

Angeles Aroca, co-first author of Abscisic Acid-Triggered Persulfidation of Cysteine Protease ATG4 Mediates Regulation of Autophagy by Sulfide

Current Position: Marie-Curie postdoctoral researcher at the Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (University of Seville, Spain)

Education: PhD in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (UPM, Madrid, Spain)

Non-scientific Interests: travelling and reading.

Brief bio: I completed my Ph.D. at the Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Department (UPV, Madrid, Spain) in 2008 and later joined the Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (Seville, Spain) as a postdoctoral researcher in 2009. I have been granted with several fellowships (BIO-NMR, EMBO, FEBS) to join different groups in Europe. During the last years, my efforts have been mainly focused on the proteomic analysis of the molecular targets that are regulated by posttranslational modifications of cysteine residues, especially Persulfidation; studying the effect on their function, localization inside the cells, stability, and resistance to oxidative stress. Recently, I have been granted with the European Marie Curie Global project, to study the regulation of selective autophagy in plants through persulfidation in Iowa State University (USA) and the Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (Seville, Spain).