I am interested in plant pathogen interactions. My studies were focused on transcriptional changes in plant pathogens during host colonization, and population genetics and phenotype-genotype associations in plant pathogens. My model organisms were Phytophthora infestans (Irish famine pathogen) and Phytophthora betacei causing late blight on potato and tree tomato crops in South America, respectively. As someone working from the pathogen perspective, I am particularly excited to learn about the other side of the story: How do plants defend themselves?
My name is Natalia Guayazán Palacios and I am from Bogota, Colombia. I completed my BSc in Microbiology and double MSc in Biological Sciences and Computational Biology in Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. There, I was part of the Laboratory of Mycology and Plant Pathology (LAMFU) under Dr. Silvia Restrepo advise.