Miss Ruby O’Grady

Predoctoral Intern
Ksenia Krasileva Group

I have recently completed my degree in Biological Sciences. Throughout my three years I realised that my main interest in biology lies with plants, specifically the evolution of plant immunity. As part of my degree I undertook a 2 month research project identifying residues in Rcr3 protease required to interact with the resistance gene Cf-2 to confer resistance against tomato leaf mould.

I am now working in the Krasileva group to experimentally assess genes predicted from bioinformatics analysis to be ancient and to play an important role in immunity across monocots and dicots.

Job History

2017 – 2018 Predoctoral Inter, The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

2016 – 2016 Undergraduate student, Plant Chemetics Laboratory, Oxford