Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Timothy Hearn

Timothy Hearn, first author of BIG regulates dynamic adjustment of circadian period in Arabidopsis thaliana

Current Position: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Education: Degrees & Honours: 2011 BSc Hons (Birmingham), 2016 PhD (Cantab), 2017 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Awards & Prizes: 2016 University of Cambridge HE Woodmann prize for best PhD thesis in plant science, 2011 University of Birmingham Farmer prize for highest mark in Biological sciences, 2011 Society of Biology award for highest degree in Biosciences

Brief bio: I studied for a BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham, completing my undergraduate research project with Dr Juliet Coates. I moved to Cambridge and joined Professor Alex Webb’s circadian signal transduction laboratory as a PhD student, funded by an industrial CASE studentship in partnership with Bayer Cropscience. I continue to work in the circadian signal transduction laboratory as a post-doctoral research associate.