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Dr Tanya Waldie

Dr Tanya Waldie

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Bateman Street

Cambridge CB2 1LR
Office Phone: +44(0)1223 761100

Research Interests

I am interested in the genetic and hormonal control of axillary bud outgrowth in Arabidopsis. My work at the Sainsbury Laboratory follows closely on from my PhD at the University of Queensland, where I examined the expression of genes involved in the strigolactone-mediated inhibition of branching in pea. After moving to the UK from Australia, I joined the Leyser group shortly after their move to Cambridge in 2011. I am interested in understanding how interactions between the hormones strigolactone, auxin and cytokinin underlie the shoot branching patterns we see in Arabidopsis. I am particularly interested in learning more about the role of cytokinin in this process, and how it contributes to the branching response to nitrate levels.

Key Publications

Müller & Waldie et al. (2015) Cytokinin is required for escape but not release from auxin mediated apical dominance. The Plant Journal 82: 874-886. PMID: 25904120.

Waldie et al. (2014) Strigolactones and the control of plant development: lessons from shoot branching. The Plant Journal. 79: 607-622. PMID: 24612082.

Waldie, T., Hayward, A. and Beveridge, C.A. (2010). Axillary bud outgrowth in herbaceous shoots: how do strigolactones fit into the picture? Plant Molecular Biology 73:27–36.

Johnson, X., Brcich, T., Dun, E. A., Goussot, M., Haurogné, K., Beveridge, C.A and Rameau, C. (2006). Branching genes are conserved across species. Genes controlling a novel signal in pea are co-regulated by other long-distance signals. Plant Physiology 142: 1014-1026.