Lab members

lab members e-mail addresses:

Prof. Christian S. Hardtke

• Writes papers and research grants, teaches plant biology, suggests experiments • Full Professor at the University of Lausanne since 2010 • Visiting Professor at Kumamoto University from 2018 to 2022 • Director of the Plant Molecular Biology Department from 2009 to 2017 • Associate Professor at the University of Lausanne from 2004 to 2009 • 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. Daria Novikova

• Obtained her Ph.D. in Genetics and Mathematical Biology from Novosibirsk State University and Wageningen University • Works on phloem-dependent systemic effects in  Arabidopsis thaliana root development • Postdoc at the University of Lausanne since 2021 •

Dr. Qian Wang

• Earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology • Works on the Cell Biology of polarity determinants in  Arabidopsis thaliana protophloem development • Postdoc at the University of Lausanne since 2021 •

Cecilia Aliaga Fandino

• Biotechnologist • Obtained a B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Argentinian Enterprise University (UADE) and an M.Sc. in Plant Systems Genetics from Seoul National University, South Korea • Her M.Sc. Thesis consisted in identifying key regulators of secondary growth in radish tap roots and their reprogramming to create adventitious roots upon wounding • Started her Ph.D. in February 2019 at the University of Lausanne • Studies auxin transport regulators in the protophloem of Arabidopsis thaliana •

Nicholay Diaz Ardila

• Biochemist • Obtained his M.Sc. from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México • Started his Ph.D. at the University of Lausanne in October 2020 • Studies the systemic effects of CLE45/26 peptide perception •

Hang Zhang

• Developmental Biologist • Obtained his M.Sc. from Wuhan University • Started his Ph.D. as CSC fellowship scholar at the University of Lausanne in March 2021 • Studies peptide receptor action in root development •

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 •