I graduated as Agronomical Engineer at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in 2004. Then I joined the lab of Drs Blázquez and Alabadí (IBMCP, Valencia, Spain), where I studied different molecular mechanisms by which the plant hormone Gibberellins (GAs) interacts with other hormones to control gene expression. Once I defended my PhD in 2011, I did a short postdoc in the Chory lab (The Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA), and then I moved, in 2013, to the Jacobsen lab (UCLA, Los Angeles, US), where I worked on targeted manipulation of DNA methylation in plants and studied mechanistic aspects of the de-novo silencing machinery in plants. At the IBMCP, my team is interested in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression in plants.
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WI/SNF complex subunits underpins deep eukaryotic ancestry and reveals new plant components. Hernández-García J, Diego-Martin B, Kuo PH, Jami-Alahmadi Y, Vashisht AA, Wohlschlegel J, Jacobsen SE, Blázquez MA, Gallego-Bartolomé J#. Commun Biol. 2022 Jun 6;5(1):549. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03490-x.PMID: 35668117