Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Diana Trujillo

Diana Trujillo, co-first author of A ‘Select and Resequence’ approach reveals strain-specific effects of Medicago nodule-specific PLAT-domain genes

Current Position: Principal Scientist, MNPHARM, Minnesota – USA

Education: PhD in Microbial and Plant Biology, University of Minnesota

Non-scientific interests: I dabble in several hobbies including gardening, indoor orchid growing, photography, and metalsmithing.

Brief Bio: During my PhD, I did a comparative genomic and transcriptomic analysis to identify candidate genes involved in symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes. My post-doctoral work allowed me to focus on one of these candidate nodulation-related gene families, the Nodule-specific PLAT Domain family, and examine its effects on rhizobial fitness in legume nodules. Recently I switched gears and transitioned to a job at MNPHARM, a Minnesota-based company that specializes in the production of recombinant proteins in tobacco plants.