Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Nicholas Zoulias

Nicholas Zoulias, first author of Auxin and pattern formation of the Asteraceae flower head (capitulum)

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sheffield.

Education: PhD in Computational Evolution and Biology, University of Manchester. MRes in Biological Sciences, University of Manchester. BSc in Plant Sciences, University of Manchester.

Non—scientific Interests: Running, music, cooking and relaxing with my family.

Brief bio: Nick began his research career within the field of developmental biology by completing a PhD in the Kim laboratory working on a project which aimed to characterise the role of auxin in flower head development in the Asteraceae family. Following his PhD Nick took on a teaching focused role at The University of Sheffield within the department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) before commencing a position as a post-doctoral research associate working with Dr Stuart Casson within MBB. His current research is focused upon how environmental signals such as light and CO2 regulate core developmental pathways within plants using stomatal development as a model system. Understanding these developmental processes is critical to unravelling plant water use efficiency in changing environments.