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Jazmine Humphreys

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Jazmine Humphreys

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr Jazmine Humphreys is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success at the School of Natural Sciences.

Jazmine studied Biology at Cardiff University (Wales). For her PhD, she relocated to Australia to The University of Queensland, where she studied chromatin and transcriptional dynamics by strigolactone under the supervision of Miloš Tanurdžić and Christine Beveridge.

Her PhD research was focused on the early targets of strigolactone signalling and the role of chromatin in the strigolactone-regulated transcriptional response. She is now a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tasmania working with Steven Smith as part of the Australian Research Council ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture where she will investigate the effects of water deficit on the dynamics of plant growth and arrest. She is interested in understanding how chromatin and transcriptional dynamics change in response to water deficit and subsequent rehydration as well as understanding how plant hormones are synthesised and catabolised in this response.

Jazmine is also working on how environmental signals impact the control of growth and dormancy. The ability for plants to arrest and subsequently reactivate their growth requires reprogramming of dynamic genetic networks. Identifying key components of these gene regulatory networks will lead to a greater understanding of how plants control their growth which is important for improving crop yields and plant success in natural environments.

You can catch up with Jazmine on ORCID.

Career summary

Qualifications

PhD

Gene regulation by the plant hormone strigolactone

University of Queensland

Australia

2021

BSc (1st Class Hons)

Do splice variants of the Papaver rhoeas pollen S-gene contribute to a functional pollen S-receptor complex?

Cardiff University

UK

2015

Research Supervision

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEnvironmental Triggering and Transcriptional Control of Bud Growth and Dormancy2022