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Lena Maria Müller, PhD

Assistant Professor

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After graduating from the University of Tübingen (Germany) with a degree in Biology, I obtained my PhD from the University of Zurich (Switzerland).  I studied cell-cell communication mechanisms between male and female gametophytes in the plant genus Arabidopsis. This spiked my interest in intercellular communication, and I moved on to conduct my postdoctoral research with Maria Harrison at the Boyce Thompson Institute/Cornell (Ithaca, NY). There I started to study another aspect of cellular communication: peptide signaling in the context of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, a research area that I continue to pursue in my  lab at the University of Miami.

When I am not in the lab, I enjoy the outdoors, art, and travelling.