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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group

Evolution and Development


Research Overview

Humberto is a Research Associate in Professor Beverley Glover's Evolution and Development group. He is interested in understanding the formation of iridescent colours produced by the periodic ordering of nanoscale structures in the petals.

He completed his Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology at UGA-Cinvestav in Mexico, where he studied the molecular mechanisms controlling carpel and fruit development in Arabidopsis and constructed and characterized a protein interaction network of transcription factors involved in carpel patterning.

Areas of expertise: Flower and fruit development, patterning, gene regulatory networks, transcription factors, cell wall, cuticles.


Previous positions

2019 - 2021  Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Genomics Unit. Center for Research and Advanced Studies (UGA-Cinvestav). Irapuato, Mexico.



2018  PhD Plant Biotechnology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav-IPN), Irapuato, México

2012  MSc Plant Biotechnology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav-IPN), Irapuato, México

2010  BSc Agronomy, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. Texcoco, México


Key publications

The protein-protein interaction landscape of transcription factors during gynoecium development in Arabidopsis. (2023). Molecular Plant

Gynoecium and fruit development in Arabidopsis (2022), Development

SEEDSTICK Controls Arabidopsis Fruit Size by Regulating Cytokinin Levels and FRUITFULL (2022), Cell Reports

New roles of NO TRANSMITTING TRACT and SEEDSTICK during medial domain development in Arabidopsis fruits (2019), Development

The bHLH transcription factor SPATULA enables cytokinin signaling, and both activate auxin biosynthesis and transport genes at the medial domain of the gynoecium (2017), PLoS Genetics


All publications

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Online archive at American Society of Plant Biologists

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Humberto Herrera-Ubaldo

Contact Details

Email address: 
Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Cambridge,
Downing Street,
01223 333934