Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Maria-Angelica Sanclemente

Maria-Angelica Sanclemente, first author of Sugar Modulation of Anaerobic-Response Networks in Maize Root Tips

Current Position: Post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University

Education: PhD in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology and MS in Horticultural Sciences from University of Florida

Non-scientific Interests: outdoor activities, culinary tourism, dancing

Brief bio: Angelica has over 10 years of experience in flooding and hypoxic physiology of crop plants with an emphasis in genetics of sugar metabolism. She holds a master’s degree in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida and a PhD in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology from the same institution. For her MS thesis, she characterized flooding responses of avocado trees to pruning. Her work was later recognized for contributions to local agriculture by Miami-Dade County in South Florida.  During her PhD, Angelica worked alongside Dr. Karen Koch to dissect the sugar modulation of low-oxygen response networks in maize and the roles of Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinases (NDPKs) in this response.  After obtaining her doctorate degree in 2018, Angelica joined Utrecht University in the Netherlands as a postdoc. She is currently studying roles of the endoplasmic reticulum and post-translational modifications on post-submergence recovery of Arabidopsis.