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Miss Jessica Upson

PhD Student
Silke Robatzek Group

I gained an interest in plant cell biology during my BSc degree, where I had the opportunity to look at the regulation of the endomembrane and secretory pathways. Following from this, I would now like to understand how these complex systems are involved during plant-microbe interactions in an attempt to block the association with pathogens.

During my PhD I will look at the microbe-induced secretome, with the aim of understanding how these secreted compounds terminate pathogenesis. I am interested in investigating the regulation of protein secretion with the hope of discerning the cellular execution of the plant defence response.

Job History

2013 – 2016 Undergraduate student, Oxford Brookes University, UK