Organizer and lecturer for SLU's Confocal Microscopy course (SLU), 2019-Present
Lecturer for Genetic Molecular Plant Science (Stockholm University and Uppsala University), 2018-2021.
For a more complete list, please visit my external CV site (link below).
Primary research projects include:
AutoMods: Developing novel autophagy modulating compounds using chemical genetics.
Unravelling Stress Granules: An investigation into the compoisition and structure of biomolecular condensates.
I'm a Canadian biochemist interested in catabolic processes, specifically autophagy ("self-eating") and programmed cell death (PCD). After completing my PhD studies at Dalhousie University (Canada) under the supervision of Dr. Arunika Gunawardena, I started a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sweden. My current research has focused on developing new tools and strategies to manipulate and further unravel this critical biochemical pathway. I am dedicated to understand how autophagy can be leveraged for the improvement of agriculture and human health. In addition to my research, I am passionate about volunteer work with a focus on science communication and public outreach. I am currently supported by Formas mobility and Starting Researcher Grants, as well as a Carl Tryggers Foundation grant.
Main supervisor of Florentine Ballhause (PhD Student)
Co-supervisor, Sanjana Holla (PhD Student)
Nicolò Brugnone (MSc Student)