Valle Ojeda: Plant Physiology First Author

Valle Ojeda, first author of “A chloroplast redox relay adapts plastid metabolism to light and affects cytosolic protein quality control”

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), University of California Berkeley, CA (USA)

Education: BSc in Biology, MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology and PhD degree in Biology (University of Seville, Spain).

Non-scientific Interests: I love traveling, music festivals/concerts, going out with friends and gathering with family. Recently, I have been improving my creative skills in illustration, photography, and watercolor painting.

Brief bio: I grew up in Moriles, a little village of the south of Spain. I developed my interest in research when I moved to Seville to study Biology. For this reason, as an undergraduate student I joined the research group ‘Redox signaling and response to environmental stress in plants’ led by Prof. Francisco Javier Cejudo at the Institute of Vegetal Biochemistry and Photosynthesis of Seville. I got my PhD degree in 2019 studying redox regulation of photosynthetic metabolism in chloroplast of Arabidopsis thaliana under the supervision of Prof. Cejudo and Dr. Juan Manuel Pérez-Ruiz. During this period, I got a PhD mobility fellowship to work in the group of Dr. Anja Krieger-Liszkay at CEA in Saclay (France) for 3 months. Currently, I am a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Sabeeha Merchant at the University of California Berkeley (USA), studying genome-wide thiol-dependent metabolic regulation in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii through the cell cycle.