New paper! A collaborative effort with Danish researchers that identified a component of field soils suppressing the phosphate uptake activity of mycorrhizal fungi.
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.
I am currently a independent Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Adelaide, collaborating jointly with the labs of Prof Steve Tyerman and A/Prof Tim Cavagnaro, as well as working with a number of other researchers on the Waite campus and interstate.
Here is a recent article on the research I am undertaking to discover the molecular mechanisms behind plant Zn uptake via the mycorrhizal pathway.
See more about my current and past research.