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Department of Plant Sciences

 

Research group

 

Biography

I am broadly interested in plant-microbe interactions, genetics, and evolution. After completing my MSc in Food Security from the University of Warwick, I worked on my PhD at Virginia Tech (USA) wherein I studied how oomycete plant pathogens acquire nitrogen from their host using the model pathosystem of Arabidopsis and its downy mildew pathogen Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis. I am now using genomics to study a hyper-variable effector family in the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida to further understand their function and how they contribute to nematode parasitism.
 
When not in lab, I like learning languages (of humans and computers) and photography. Please email me if you would like to know more about me and my research.
 

Publications

Research Associate
Dr Unnati  Sonawala

Contact Details

Email address: 
Crop Science Centre,
Lawrence Weaver Road,
Cambridge,
CB3 0LE
01223 748969