Rosario Pantaleno: Plant Physiology First Author

Rosario Pantaleno, first author of “Mitochondrial H2S donor AP39 induces stomatal closure by modulating guard cell mitochondrial activity”

Current Position: PhD candidate in Biology, Biological Research Institute, National University of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Education: BSc in Biochemistry, National University of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Non-scientific Interests: Spending time with friends, reading, camping, doing pilates.

Brief bio: Currently I’m working to finish my PhD thesis, studying the role of mitochondrial hydrogen sulfide in stomatal movement regulation. Although during my BCs studies I was mainly focused on Clinical Biochemistry, I was always very interested in the signalling transduction mechanisms that regulates cell physiology. After obtaining my BCs degree, I joined the Lab of Signaling Mechanisms in Plants in the Biological Research Institute and started my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Carlos García-Mata. We employ the widely-used experimental system of guard cells to study the signalling pathways involving the gasotransmitter hydrogen sulfide and its participation in the modulation of stomatal activity.