Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Jose Pedro Fonseca

Jose Pedro Fonseca, first author of Iron-sulfur cluster protein NITROGEN FIXATION S-LIKE 1 and its interactor FRATAXIN function in plant immunity

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: BSc. Genetics (Honors.) – The University of Manchester 2002; Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Campinas State University 2010

Non-scientific Interests: jogging, surfing, arts, books and music

Brief bio: Plants rely on a plethora of strategies to fend off pathogen attack. My passion since my PhD and earlier postdoc work has been to understand and discover novel pathways and genes involved in plant immunity. This background in plant defense responses lead me to the Noble Research Institute where I have been working with ways to generate durable disease resistance in plants.