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Clara Rodriguez-Herrero

PhD Student
Nick Talbot Group

I am a PhD student in Prof. Nick Talbot’s group funded by the Palmer-Lawrence PhD Scholarship. I am originally from Barcelona, where I graduated in chemistry at IQS (Ramon Llull University). During my bachelor’s degree, I gained work experience through summer internships, one of them with Dr Magdalena Martin-Urdiroz in Nick Talbot’s lab. I became inspired by the work being carried out with Magnaporthe oryzae and rice. For this reason, I decided to conduct my final year project in understanding the role of BAR-domain proteins during the infection process of M. oryzae.

My PhD primarily aims to define the molecular mechanisms that determine M. oryzae effector translocation and delivery into rice host cells.

Job History

2018 – present PhD Student, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2015 – 2018 PhD Student, University of Exeter, UK

2011 – 2015 Chemistry Bachelor, Institut Quimic de Sarria, Spain

2015 Visiting Researcher, University of Exeter, UK

2014 Summer Internship, University of Exeter, UK

2013 Analyst, South West Water, Exeter, UK