Samuel Gámez Arcas: Plant Physiology First Author

Samuel Gámez Arcas, first author of “Glucose-6-P/phosphate translocator2 mediates the phosphoglucose-isomerase1-independent response to microbial volatiles”

Current position: Researcher in Instituto de Bioquimica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis (IBVF-CSIC)

Education: Master in molecular genetics and biotechnology, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain (2016-2017). Degree in Biology, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain (2013-2017).

Non-Scientific Interests: Music, sports, and videogames.

Brief bio:  My first steps in science began during my degree. During this stage I participated in the cell biology department as an intern student. I started my PhD in 2018 in the Universidad de Navarra. This allowed me to join a highly multidisciplinary research group focused on the study of the interaction of plants with volatile compounds produced by different microorganisms. At present, I developing my research in the Instituto de Bioquimica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis (IBVF). Our group has been pioneer in the study of the TOR signaling pathway, a cell growth master regulator, and autophagy, a TOR-controlled degradative process required for the cellular adaptation to stress, in microalgae using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as model system.