Claudia Köhler's Lab

Duarte Figueiredo

Brief Curriculum Vitae

2006 Graduated in Cellular Biology and Biotechnology
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
2012 Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at ITQB
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2012 Postdoc in Claudia Köhler’s lab at the SLU Uppsala

Research interests

I am currently working on non-autonomous cell signaling between endosperm and seed coat. Upon fertilization, the sexual endosperm signals to the surrounding integuments to remove Polycomb function and consequently drive the development of the seed coat. These signaling pathways are however yet to be understood. My main objective is to identify and characterize these signaling events using forwards and reverse genetics, as well as molecular biology and microscopy tools.