Gomez, Lina

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Lab: Erich Grotewold
Research interests: New genes involved in biosynthesis and regulation of phenolic compounds in maize and Arabidopsis.

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What got you interested in plants and plant science?
My great interest in analytical chemistry and biochemistry made that I approached the study of compounds involved in some metabolic pathways present in plants, for instance, metabolites present in the phenylpropanoid route.

What is your research about?
I work on discovering new genes involved in biosynthesis and regulation of phenolic compounds (phenylpropanoids, flavonoids and phenolic acids) in maize and Arabidopsis plants, using different strategies among them metabolic yeast engineering.