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Miss Rebecca V Carter MBiol

Postgraduate research student

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Rebecca Carter is a postgraduate research student within Biological Sciences investigating the regulation of bZIP transcription factors in barley and their function in Zn homeostasis.

2013 – 2017: MBiol Genetics, University of York

Research interests

My research project of my Master’s degree included investigating salt sensitive mutants of Arabidopsis, which started my interest in plant biology. My Master’s degree in Genetics also lead to a strong interest in CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. As a Research Assistant for the MRC I worked towards generating CRISPR mouse models for use in research in various diseases. I have now turned my attention to investigating the regulation of Zn homeostasis in the crop plant barley, and how the function of bZIP transcription factors responds to Zinc deficiency. I will be using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to generate mutants and investigate the effect of gene knockout on the plants ability to tolerate Zinc deficiency.

Research project: Investigatin Zn homeostasis in the crop plant barley using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing


Dr Lorraine E Williams

Funding Agency: The Gerald Kerkut Charitable Trust 

Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Affiliate research group

Plants and Food Security

Research project(s)

Investigating Zn homeostasis in the crop plant barley using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

Miss Rebecca V Carter
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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