Lab members

lab members e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@unil.ch
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Prof. Christian S. Hardtke


• Writes papers and research grants, teaches plant biology, suggests experiments • Full Professor at the University of Lausanne since 2010 • Director of the Plant Molecular Biology Department from 2009 to 2017 • Associate Professor at the University of Lausanne since 2004 • Assistant Professor at McGill University from 2001 to 2005 • Human Frontier Science Program post-doctoral fellow at Yale University from 1998 to 2000 • Post-doctoral associate at the University of Toronto in 1998 • Ph.D. (Dr.rer. nat.) from the University of Munich in 1997 •

Dr. Ora Hazak


• Analyzes our favorite RLK signaling pathway • Postdoc at the University of Lausanne since 2015 •

Dr. Petra Marhava


• Delves into the biochemistry and cell biology of BRX proteins and interactors • Postdoc at the University of Lausanne since 2015 •

Dr. Pauline Anne


• Works on Arabidopsis thaliana phloem development • Postdoc and EMBO fellow at the University of Lausanne since 2016 •

Dr. Moritz Graeff


• Works on Arabidopsis thaliana phloem development • Postdoc and DFG fellow at the University of Lausanne since 2016 •

Surbhi Rana


• Plant Molecular Biologist • Obtained her Bachelor’s and M.Sc. from the University of Delhi, India, where she conducted her thesis on the role of tetraspanins in Arabidopsis thaliana • Since September 2017 she is a graduate student at the University of Lausanne • Is about to identify the non-cell autonomous effectors of brassinosteroid signaling in Arabidopsis

Alja van der Schuren


• Obtained her BSc and MSc Biotechnology at Wageningen University, where she performed her thesis resolving the mystery of a target of MONOPTEROS in Arabidopsis thaliana • Graduate student at the University of Lausanne since 2014 • Creates and analyses mutants in Brachypodium (our favourite monocot) 🙂 •

Amandine Masson


• Obtained her MSc in genetics from Paris Diderot University, France • Her master thesis consisted in identifying genes which would correlate senescence and resource allocation in leaves. • Graduate student at the University of Lausanne, since 2015 • Still taking advantage of the natural variation found in Arabidopsis thaliana, she studies genes involved in root adaptation to acidic soil. •

Bernard Moret


• Biomedical engineer • After his Bachelor’s in Bioengineering, he received his M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine from the EPFL for his work on the role of metabolism during EMT in non-small cell lung cancer • Ph.D. student at the University of Lausanne, since 2015 • Working on protophloem development in Arabidopsis thaliana

Amelia Amiguet


• Technician, secretary and lab organizer, all in one person • Once the cupboard is full, Amelia carries on Christian’s « Secret » research projects • Research Technician at the University of Lausanne since 2008 • In charge of the Brachypodium distachyon transformation platform since 2015 •