Sandrine Ruffel

IPSIM Montpellier

Sandrine Ruffel holds a PhD from the University of Luminy-Marseille on the characterization of recessive resistance genes against potyviruses in Solanaceous. From her first post-doc, she turned her interest toward the regulation of nutrient acquisition in plants. Combining her experiences at B&PMP and New York University, she developed an expertise on the systemic regulation of root nitrogen acquisition (root development, nodulation, nitrogen transport) by intertwining physiological and systems biology approaches in Medicago and Arabidopsis. Since 2011, she is researcher at the French National Research Institute for Agricultural, Food and Environment (INRAE) at the Institute of Plant Science of Montpellier (IPSIM) where she is developing her project aiming to decipher the molecular regulatory networks behind the systemic regulation of root and shoot processes in response to heterogeneous NO3- availability.