Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Adrian Dauphinee

Adrian Dauphinee, first author of Chemical screening pipeline for identification of specific plant autophagy modulators

Current Position: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at SLU, Uppsala

 Education: PhD in Biology

 Non-scientific interests: travel, cycling, graphic design, hockey, swimming, kayaking, board games and spending quality time with family and friends

 Brief bio: My research interests have surrounded catabolic processes including programmed cell death (PCD) and autophagy. During my PhD studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, I researched the PCD pathway during leaf development in lace plants (Aponogeton madagascariensis) under the supervision of Dr. Arunika Gunawardena. In 2018, I was awarded a 2-year Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) of Canada postdoctoral fellowship that brought me to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden. Under the supervision of Dr. Elena Minina and Dr. Peter Bozhkov, I began searching for novel autophagy modulators and developing a robust pipeline for their discovery using chemical genomics.