Lori Tausta, first author of The fluoride transporter FLUORIDE EXPORTER (FEX) is the major mechanism of tolerance to fluoride toxicity in plants
Current position: Associate Research Scientist, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
Education: B.A. Biochemistry Mount Holyoke College, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Connecticut Health Center
Non-scientific interests: Geocaching, hiking, camping, reading, travel, my kids
Brief Bio: Lori has been very lucky to participate in plant research with great people at Yale University for many years. First, studying C4 genes in maize followed by transcriptional analysis of C3 and C4 plants using laser capture microdissection in the laboratory of Dr. Timothy Nelson. A serendipitous meeting at a Women in Science luncheon launched her into her current studies into fluoride tolerance in plants in the lab of Dr. Scott Strobel.