Dr Carolina Grandellis

Postdoctoral Scientist
The 2Blades Group

I am mainly interested in studying plant responses to different stress conditions. I have recently joined the 2Blades group to work in a collaborative project to help identify novel plant surface immune receptors capable of conferring genetic resistance to plant devastating diseases in economically important crops.


Grandellis C, Fantino E, Muñiz García MN, Bialer MG, Santin F, Capiati DA, Ulloa RM (2016)

StCDPK3 Phosphorylates In Vitro Two Transcription Factors Involved in GA and ABA Signaling in Potato: StRSG1 and StABF1. PLoS One. Dec 1;11(12)

Ficarra FA, Grandellis C, Galván EM, Ielpi L, Feil R, Lunn JE, Gottig N, Ottado J (2016)

Xanthomonas citri ssp. citri requires the outer membrane porin OprB for maximal virulence and biofilm formation. Mol Plant Pathol. May, 25 doi: 10.1111/mpp.12433.

Grandellis C, Giammaria V, Fantino E, Cerrudo I, Bachmann S, Santin F, Ulloa RM (2016)

Transcript profiling reveals that cysteine protease inhibitors are up-regulated in tuber sprouts after extended darkness. Funct Integr Genomics. Jul; 16(4):399-418.

Grandellis C, Vranych C, Piazza A, Garavaglia BS, Gottig N, Ottado J (2015)

An overview of proteomics tools for understanding plant defense against pathogens. Curr. Issues Mol. Biol. Curr Issues Mol Biol. Sep 11; 19:129-136.

Sharma P, Lin T, Grandellis C, Yu M, Hannapel DJ (2014)

The BEL1-like family of transcription factors in potato. J Exp Bot. Feb; 65(2): 709–723.

Grandellis C, Giammaria V, Bialer M, Santin F, Lin T, Hannapel DJ, Ulloa RM (2012)

The novel Solanum tuberosum calcium dependent protein kinase, StCDPK3, is expressed in actively growing organs. Planta Dec; 236(6): 1831-48

Muñiz García MN, Giammaria V, Grandellis C, Téllez-Iñón MT, Ulloa RM, Capiati DA (2012)

Characterization of StABF1, a stress-responsive bZIP transcription factor from Solanum tuberosum L. that is phosphorylated by StCDPK2 in vitro. Planta 235:761–778.

Giammaria V, Grandellis C, Bachmann S, Gargantini PR, Feingold SE, Bryan G, Ulloa RM (2011)

StCDPK2 expression and activity reveals a highly responsive potato calcium dependent protein kinase involved in light signalling. Planta. 233, 593-609.

Gargantini P, Giammaria V, Grandellis C, Feingold S, Maldonado S, Ulloa RM (2009)

Functional and genomic characterization of StCDPK1. Plant Mol Biol. 70, 153-72.

Job History

2017 – present Postdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2015 – 2017 Postdoctoral Scientist, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario (IBR), Argentina

2012 – 2015 Jr. Researcher, Institute of Agro Biotechnology of Rosario (INDEAR ), Argentina

2007 – 2012 PhD student, Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology Institute (INGEBI), Argentina