Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Titouan Bonnot

Titouan Bonnot, first author of Omics Data Reveal Putative Regulators of Einkorn Grain Protein Composition under Sulfur deficiency

Current Position: Post-doctoral research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Dawn Nagel at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

Education: Ph.D. and M.S. in Plant Biology, B.S. in Biology at the University Clermont Auvergne (UCA), Clermont-Ferrand, France

Non-scientific interests: drawing, hand work, martial arts

Brief bio: I first became interested in Plant Biology as an undergraduate student, when I discovered the fascinating strategies developed by plants to deal with extreme environmental conditions. During my Master’s degree, I was particularly attracted by the study of the molecular mechanisms involved in the plant responses to abiotic stresses. I also realized how important it is to have knowledge of these regulatory processes to adopt the best strategies for crop production. I did my Ph.D. research in the GDEC laboratory at INRAE, Clermont-Ferrand, where I used omics approaches to better explain how wheat grains respond to nitrogen and sulfur availabilities and how the observed changes in metabolite/transcript/protein levels might be responsible for controlling the grain composition under nutrient deficiencies. As a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Dawn Nagel, I am currently studying the influence of temperature on the regulation of clock genes and clock-controlled genes.