Recognizing The Plant Cell author Zechariah Haber

Zechariah Haber, first author of Resolving diurnal dynamics of the chloroplastic glutathione redox state in Arabidopsis reveals its photosynthetically-derived oxidation

Current position: Ph.D. student in Plant Sciences and Food Security at Tel Aviv University, under the supervision of Dr. Nir Sade

Education: B.Sc. in Agroecology and Plant Health and M.Sc. in Plant Sciences at the Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences & Genetics in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Non-Scientific interests: running, languages and Judaism

Brief Bio: I started studying Plant sciences in 2014 at Hebrew University’s campus in Rechovot, where I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agroecology and Plant Sciences, respectively. During my M.Sc., we establish a new experimental method to monitor redox changes in Arabidopsis plants in a high-throughput manner, under varying environmental conditions. Using this approach, we characterized a broad spectrum of light-dependent changes in the chloroplast Glutathione redox state in WT and photoprotection mutants. In 2019 I started my Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University under Dr. Nir Sade. During my Ph.D., I hope to acquire multidisciplinary biological and computational tools in addressing and researching abiotic stress in crops, specifically wild and domesticated wheat. In the future, I would like to explore desert and marine plants, as potential future crops, allowing us to combat intensifying desertification, biodiversity loss and water scarcity.