Janette P. Fett

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Janette Palma Fett graduated in biology from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (1988), and obtained her M.S. degree in plant physiology from Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil (1990), and her Ph.D. degree in plant physiology/molecular biology from University of Toronto, Canada (1994). She obtained postdoctoral experience at the Dartmouth College, USA (1995 and 1996), under the supervision of Dr. Mary Lou Guerinot. Currently, Fett holds the position of an Associate Professor at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, where she was admitted in 1998. Presently, she serves as a Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Botany of the same university. Her laboratory is affiliated to the Department of Botany and to the Biotechnology Center. Fett supervises masters and doctoral students, as well as postdocs. Her main area of research is plant physiology, combining the use of classic approaches and molecular biology. Presently, she focuses on studies related to iron and zinc homeostasis in rice plants (uptake, transport, storage, remobilization, toxicity due to Fe excess, tolerance mechanisms to Fe excess, responses to Fe deficiency, and Fe and Zn allocation to the grain) and to mechanisms of tolerance to low temperatures in rice plants. Her works have 914 citations, H index = 10 (Scopus, February 2012).

Biography Updated on 15 March 2012

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