Dr Nicole Fortuna

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science

Overview

I completed my PhD, supervised by Dr. Jan Engelstaedter, investigating host shift dynamics of parasites within a host clade. In this project I am was interested in understanding the long-term dynamics and consequences of host-shift dynamics, while taking into account the evolutionary relationships between host species. I was interested in identifying predictable patterns in the distribution of pathogens using statistical and mathematical modeling.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher working at the University of Queensland under Dr. Christine Beveridge. I will be creating computational models of plant hormone signalling in order to make predictions on the phenotypic outcomes of plant species.

Research Interests

  • Plant hormone signalling
  • Host parasite coevolution

Research Impacts

My research as part of the CoE for Plant Success aims to increase the efficiency of breeding efforts to modify plant phoenotypes. I will do this by creating mathematical models which depict our current understanding of hormone signalling. These models can be used to generate hypotheses which can be tested experimentally.

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