PlantStressLab - Postdocs and Lab Technicians 

Silvia Cavalletto

Lab technician.  Her main subjects of expertise are agrometeorology and micrometeorology, plant physiology and  climate change. She is interested in whole-plant water relations and abiotic plant stress biology. 

Cristina Morabito

Graduated in plant biotechnology, I am specialized in the field of plant physiology with a particular focus on the functions related to carbohydrate metabolism and signalling. As a post-doc researcher, I am mainly interested in studying the crosstalk between plant hormones, primary and secondary metabolites under abiotic stresses and during the following recovery. Aim of my work is to better unravel the molecular and physiological mechanisms contributing to enhanced tolerance towards stress. 

Nihan Sahin

Post-doc researcher, working on the RADIANT project. Her goal is to investigate the potential of underutilised landraces in improving sustainability of the tomato crop under climate change-related stress conditions.

Davide L. Patono

Post-doc researcher. Expert in carbon assimilation/respiration in plants. His studies focus on plant responses to abiotic stress, light spectra and climate constraints.

Silvia Gianoglio

Postdoctoral researcher – MSCA fellow starting 1/12/2024. Expertise in plant molecular biology and genetic engineering. My background covers gene editing in Solanaceae and metabolic engineering of high value compounds in plant biofactories, as well as development of tools for the regulation of gene expression in plants. Interested in functional applications of genetic tools, during my fellowship I will construct and test a novel genetically encoded strigolactone biosensor to monitor responses to these hormones in model and crop species.