Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Tomer Chen

Tomer Chen, first author of Lipoxygenase functions in 1Oproduction during root responses to osmotic stress

Name: Tomer Chen

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Education: PhD in Plant Biotechnology, Weizmann Institute of Science. MSc in Phytopathology in Bar-Ilan University. BSc in Biotechnology, Bar-Ilan University

Non-scientific Interests:Reading, Swimming, Baking

Brief bio: Driven by my interest in biology, and how life works from an early age, I studied Biotechnology in high school and contained to a BSc in Biotechnology. My first research project was in Prof. Yigal Cohen’s lab to localize using SSRs a tomato resistance gene before a sequenced genome was available, in my MSc in the same lab I proceeded with studying and genetically localizing the heritability of cucumber genetic resistance to downy mildew. My current research in Prof. Robert Fluhr’s lab is attempting to understand the effects of singlet oxygen under osmotic stress and mechanisms and enzymatic pathways of its generation in these conditions.