Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Ariadna Gonzalez Solis

Ariadna Gonzalez Solis, first author of Unregulated Sphingolipid Biosynthesis in Gene-Edited Arabidopsis ORM Mutants Results in Nonviable Seeds with Strongly Reduced Oil Content

Current Position: PhD Candidate in the Department of Biochemistry & Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Education: MSc Biochemistry, UNAM, Mexico; MSc Food Science/Biotechnology Leeds University, UK; BSc Chemistry, UNAM, Mexico

Non-scientific Interests: biking, travelling, running, hiking, music

Brief bio: I started my scientific career as an undergrad at UNAM, Mexico, studying the structure and function of plant membranes and sphingolipids. Later, I earned an MSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of Leeds, UK, where I studied post-harvest processing effects on nutritional quality of plant crops. I continued my academic career at UNAM teaching biochemistry and doing research in the plant science field understanding the role of sphingolipids in plant immunity. In 2016, I joined the Cahoon Lab to pursue a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) where I now research sphingolipid biosynthetic regulation and its metabolic and physiological consequences. I not only find sphingolipid research to be stimulating, but it also led me to my now husband, who preceded me as a graduate student on my project.