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.