Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Erika Őszi

Erika Őszi, first author of E2FB interacts with RETINOBLASTOMA RELATED and regulates cell proliferation during leaf development

Current Position: Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Zoltán Magyar at the Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary

Education: PhD and MSc in plant biology, BSc in molecular biology at the University of Szeged (Hungary)

Other Interests: making and enjoying art, hitchhiking, traveling

Brief bio: During my university biology studies I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Zoltán Magyar on the better understanding of cell cycle regulation in model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. My BSc and MSc thesises are about the characterization of a microRNA expressed line that helps to understand the connection between a key regulator complex, called E2F-RBR transcriptional complex and the plant growth hormone auxin. I have continued this work as a PhD student as well and also took part in other projects to further investigate the function of cell cycle activator E2FB transcription factor in developing Arabidopsis plants, expanding my original scientific field of proteins with ventures into the field of statistics and my current favorite, microscope imaging.