Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Mashael D. Alqahtani

Mashael D. Alqahtani, first author of The role of PQL genes in response to salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis and barley

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Education: PhD in Biosciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia), Msc in Histology, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. and BSc in Biology, Girls College, Saudi Arabia

Non-scientific Interests: hiking, camping and reading parenting related books

Brief bio: I obtained my PhD from King Abdullah University 2019. I was working in Tester’s group. Now, I am working on barley plants that grow naturally all over Saudi Arabia. Our goal is to characterize those 70+ accessions genetically and phenotypically.