Hi, I’m Fabiola and I’m from Chihuahua, Mexico. I obtained two Bachelors of Science degrees - one in biochemistry and another in genetics from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
I joined the PULSe program in 2013 and after four rotations I became a member of the Chapple lab. My interest in environmental issues leaned me to choose this lab. Our lab studies the phenylpropanoid pathway whose main product is lignin. In the biofuel industry, the latter represents the major impediment for plant cell wall breakdown. My project consists of targeting the enzymes in the phenylpropanoid pathway to modify plants so that they are better fitted for biofuel production.
In my free time I like to take pictures of nature, swim and cook.