Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Chiara Mizzotti

Chiara Mizzotti, first author of Time-course transcriptome analysis of Arabidopsis siliques discloses genes essential for fruit development and maturation

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biosciences, Università degli Studi di Milano

Education: PhD in Plant Biology (2012), Department of Biosciences, Università degli Studi di Milano; MS in Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (2008) Department of Biology, Università degli Studi di Milano

Non-scientific Interests: Spending time with family and friends. Cooking and playing piano.

Brief bio: I completed my PhD studies with Prof. Elisabetta Caporali on seed development in Arabidopsis thaliana. As a postdoc I worked with Prof. Lucia Colombo on embryo/integument cross talk and with Prof. Simona Masiero on transcription factors involved in flower development in Arabidopsis and Antirrhinum. My current research focuses on understating the networks controlling fruit development in dry and fleshy fruits.