Post Doc

Gabriel De Siqueira Gesteira

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

368 Ricks Hall
Campus Box 7566

Mark Paul Rivarez

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

I finished my doctorate through a Marie Skʚodowska-Curie fellowship under the supervision of Denis Kutnjak and Maja Ravnikar at the National Institute of Biology in Slovenia, with secondments at Thierry Candresse's group at INARE in Bordeaux, France and at Miguel Aranda's group at Abiopep and CEBAS in Murcia, Spain. My doctoral research focused on characterizing the viromes of tomato and weed plants from Slovenia. We used HTS and various bioinformatic analyses pipelines to uncover the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of viruses in tomatoes, and in various weed species nearby tomato-growing areas, and identified more than 100 known and novel species of viruses, viroids, and satellite RNAs of viruses (Rivarez et al., 2021, Rivarez et al., 2023). This included the first reported detection of Ranunculus white mottle virus in Slovenian tomatoes and peppers (Rivarez et al., 2022).

324 Ricks Hall
Campus Box 7566