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Dr Sofia Otero Perez

Dr Sofia Otero Perez

Research Associate

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street

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


During my PhD I worked on epigenetics, particularly on the histone H3 family in Arabidopsis. First, we genome-wide mapped the canonical H3.1 and the variant H3.3 to understand better their functions in plants and then we studied their dynamics from a developmental perspective.

For my first postdoc, I decided to continue working on root development in the Helariutta lab and I am currently focused on companion cell specification.

In my free time I also run a science blog named “Gene Tonic” (@gene_tonic_).  I enjoy travelling, hiking, watching the latest tv series and in my fridge there is always some Spanish jamón!