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Eva joined the Helariutta group in the Sainsbury Laboratory in September 2014 and before worked in the Helsinki Helariutta group from June 2013. Before becoming part of the Helariutta Lab she did her diploma and PhD in the Institute of Applied Genetics, Freie Universitaet Berlin, with Alexander Heyl and Thomas Schmuelling. She analysed the mediation of the cytokinin transcriptional response e.g. by developing a screening system for novel modulators of cytokinin signaling.

Coming from the cytokinin signalling field she is interested in how the interaction between cytokinin and auxin shapes xylem and procambium development in the Arabidopsis primary root.