Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Julia Bellstädt

Julia Bellstädt, first author of A mobile auxin signal connects temperature sensing in cotyledons with growth responses in hypocotyls

Current Position: PhD student, Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Dept. of Crop Physiology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Education: Teaching degree for secondary schools in Arts and Biology

Non-scientific interests: Reading, drawing, photography

Brief-Bio: After my teaching degree I started working as a research assistant in the Quint Lab and was mainly involved in phylotranscriptomic analyses of floral transition in Arabidopsis thaliana. 2015 I started my PhD work as a Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation fellow with a focus on ambient temperature signaling in plants. I address potential specificities in the temperature response of different plant organs using physiological and classic genetic approaches. Recently, thermomorphogenesis of Arabidopsis and barley roots have emerged as a major research focus. Here, I employ cell biology, physiological as well as quantitative genetic approaches to identify the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of root temperature responses.