Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Dmitry Lapin

Dmitry Lapin, co-first author of A coevolved EDS1-SAG101-NRG1 module mediates cell death signaling by TIR-domain immune receptors

Current Postition: Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne, Germany)

Education: MSc from Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (Russia), PhD in Biology from Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Non-scientific interests: technology, science-fiction

Brief biography: I am a molecular biologist researching how plants protect themselves against microbes. With MSc degree in field crop breeding (Timiryazev Academy, 2009), I started my PhD work in the group of Guido van den Ackerveken (Utrecht University) on host genetic factors that regulate Arabidopsis – downy mildew interaction. In 2013, I started my postdoctoral research in the group of Jane Parker at the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding in Germany (Cologne). During this time, I developed particular interest to understand mechanics of cell death and gene expression regulation in host during infection. Long-term, I want to dig down into the poorly explored area of how genes are switched on and off during an immune response. I am proud to have extremely satisfying experience of working with people having diverse experience from informatics to biochemistry.