PhD Researcher, Fungi, at Kew Gardens and, Queen Mary University of London

I am a PhD researcher based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Queen Mary University of London.

My research interests are in the diversity and evolution of fungi, in particular of the largest phylum in the fungal kingdom: the Ascomycota. It is an extremely diverse group which includes animal and plant pathogens, lichens, decayers and many other cryptic lifestyles.

My PhD project is focused on trying to understand how different fungi that associate with plants have evolved to become both beneficial partners and harmful pathogens, which has major implications in economic and ecological issues relating to plant health.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    PhD Researcher, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Queen Mary University of London
  • 2017–2018
    Research assistant, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew