Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Sandra Marisa Mathioni

Sandra Marisa Mathioni, co-first author of Reproductive phasiRNA loci and DICER-LIKE5, but not microRNA loci, diversified in monocotyledonous plants

Current Position: Research Scientist in the Resistance Management Team in Syngenta Crop Protection, Brazil

Education: PhD in Molecular Plant Pathology (Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware)

Non-scientific Interests: reading, writing, cooking, hiking, travelling

Brief bio: I received my BSc in Agronomy and my MSc in Genetics and Plant Breeding in Brazil, and then my PhD in Molecular Plant Pathology in the USA. During my postdoc I participated in projects investigating several aspects of plant biology and plant-microbe interactions. In 2017, I joined the Resistance Management Team in Syngenta Crop Protection (Brazil) to develop and coordinate the molecular lab and team for monitoring and research of molecular aspects of insecticide, fungicide and herbicide resistance in Brazil and LATAM. In this position I am applying all my background knowledge and being able to understand the challenges and achievements of our agriculture and farmers.