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Miss Tania Garcia Becerra BSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Tania Garcia Becerra is a Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences studying molecular plant biology, membrane proteins and response to stress conditions.

Academic Qualifications

2016-present: PhD studentship in Biological Sciences. University of Southampton, UK.
2000-2006: Degree in Biology, University of Seville, Spain.

Research interests

I am interested to understand how plants behave under stress conditions. Previously I have been studying how plants respond under biotic stress, trying to find out the mechanisms involved in plant-pathogen interaction. In my current research I am studying how plants respond to environmental abiotic stresses. In particular I am interested in the proposed role of G protein-coupled receptor type-G proteins (GTGs) in response to cold. I am currently working with some crop species such as rice, so this research could have an impact in agriculture. 

PhD supervisors: Dr. Lorraine E. Williams and Prof. Matthew J. Terry
PhD Research: The Physiological role of G proteins coupled receptor type G proteins (GTGs) in plants in response to stress
Funding: The Gerald Kerkut Charitable Trust

Research group

Plants and Food Security

Affiliate research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Research project(s)

Physiological function of the GTG/GPHRs, a highly conserved family of eukaryotic membrane proteins

Is there a conserved function for the GTG/GPHR family of membrane proteins?


BIOL2002 Cell Biology
BIOL2007 Plant Development and Function

Miss Tania Garcia Becerra
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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