I enjoy conducting research on the plant-fungal symbiosis known as arbuscular mycorrhizas, especially investigating how they can improve plant zinc and phosphorus nutrition on nutrient-depleted soils. I am particularly interested in the potential agricultural applications of arbuscular mycorrhizas, and use important crops as model species in my research.
New paper alert! We have just published our work to characterise MtZIP14, a ZIP transporter that interacts with AM colonisation of Medicago truncatula. Link to the Open Access article.
I’m currently an ARC DECRA Fellow and University of Adelaide Future Making Fellow at the Waite Research Institute. Previously I have worked at the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and completed a four-year independent Fellowship at The University of Adelaide.