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Department of Plant Sciences


Research group 


Research overview

My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underpinning how nutrient signalling regulates arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in crops. The long-term goal of my research is to help improve crop nutrient uptake to limit our dependency on environmental costly fertilisers. I believe my research will provide solutions to global food security at a minimal financial and environmental cost. 

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Previous positions 

2021-present Royal Society University Research Fellow, Principle Investigator, University of Cambridge
2019-2021 Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge
2016-2019 Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Cambridge
2014-2016 EMBO Long-term Fellow, University of Cambridge


2008-2013 PhD in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences, University of Missouri, USA
2006-2008 MSc Crop Science and Biotechnology, Seoul National University, South Korea
2001-2006 BSc Agriculture, Seoul National University, South Korea
2001-2006 BA Archaeology and Art History, Seoul National University, South Korea



Key publications 


All publications 

Head of Plant Nutrient Group
Royal Society University Research Fellow
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Contact Details

Email address: 
Crop Science Centre,
Lawrence Weaver Road,
CB3 0LE,
01223 342200