Dr Cecilia Cheval

Postdoctoral Scientist


Cecilia’s┬áresearch aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying plant-pathogens interactions.

It is broadly motivated by the idea that understanding these mechanisms can be translated into crop improvements.

Cecilia joined Dr Faulkner lab to investigate the function of cell-to-cell communication and plasmodesmata in plant innate immunity.

Her specific objective is the identification of the mechanistic components of chitin-mediated plasmodesmal closure.