Using cucumber as a model to investigate the genetic factors involved in fruit development, particularly during the understudied stage of early fruit development.
Studying the molecular mechanisms underlying age-related resistance responses to plant pathogens.
Exploring the diversity of plant specialized metabolites using un-targeted metabolomics.
Utilizing and developing bioinformatic pipelines and packages to facilitate plant breeding.
I am a PhD candidate in the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology program at Michigan State University. Working under Dr. Rebecca Grumet, in the Horticulture Department, I am researching the developmental trait of age-related resistance (ARR) to Phytophthora capsici in cucumber fruit. My research includes transcriptomic, metabolomic and genetic analyses of the factors contributing to this resistance trait in the peels of these fruit, by comparing varieties before and after the onset of resistance.
Ph.D. Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology
Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University
2013 - Present
B.Sc. Plant Science in Agriculture
Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2010 - 2013
Some posts from my blog:
Mainly my bioinformatic attempts and some other musings