Francesca Resentini: Plant Physiology First Author

Francesca Resentini, first author of The signatures of organellar calcium and co-first author of Simultaneous imaging of ER and cytosolic Ca2+ dynamics reveals long-distance ER Ca2+ waves in plants

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biosciences, University of Milan (Italy)

Education: PhD in Biological and Molecular Sciences, University of Milan (Italy)

Non-scientific Interests: Hiking, Travelling and Climbing

Brief bio: My PhD research project was finalized to dissect the molecular network controlling egg cell differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana and was supervised by Prof. Lucia Colombo. This work has been done in collaboration with Prof. Miguel A. Blázquez. In 2015 I moved to the Università di Padova in the laboratory of Prof. Livio Trainotti. During that time, I tried to identify small peptides’ ORFs in the peach genome and functional characterize hormones peptide of the GOLVEN-LIKE type in heterologous systems. In 2017 I joined the IBMCP to work in the laboratory of Prof. Miguel A. Blazquez awarded by the European Commission with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship as a MarieCurie Fellow, where I studied the role of DELLA proteins in the balance between plant growth and defence. In 2019 I joined the laboratory of Prof. Maria Cristina Bonza and Prof. Alex Costa at the Department of Biosciences, University of Milan, working on the generation, modulation and propagation of Ca2+ signals in response to endogenous and environmental stimuli.