Personal profile


I am a biologist fascinated by how biochemical information flows between and within cells to coordinate metabolic outputs. I obtained my PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology under the guidance of Prof Ione Salgado in the University of Campinas/Brazil, and in close partnership with Prof Steven Spoel in the University of Edinburgh/UK. From 2015, under the mentorship of Prof Steven Spoel, I carried out my post-doctorate research supported by EMBO-LTF, and BBSRC Discovery Fellowships to study mechanisms of specificity in protein post-translational modifications. In 2022, I was appointed as Lecturer in Plant Biotechnology in the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and established my own research group focused on the identification and synthetic manipulation of regulatory nodes in plant nutrition.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), State University of Campinas


External positions

Assistant Feature Editor, The Plant Cell Journal

Jan 2022 → …

SULSA Representative, Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance

2019 → …


  • QK Botany
  • Plant molecular genetics
  • Plant development
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Plant immunity
  • Plant nutrition

College Research Themes

  • College of Science and Engineering


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