Dr. Laila Moubayidin has a strong track-record in plant developmental genetics. In 2007, she graduated at the University of Rome “Sapienza” (Italy) studying the role of the CSN-committed protein degradation processes during embryogenesis and root development. In 2011, she got a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology, at the University of Rome “Sapienza” (Italy), which was funded by a university fellowship. During her PhD, she participated in the discovery of the regulatory network controlling the shift from meristematic identity to differentiation of meristematic daughter cells in the Arabidopsis root meristem. These findings were published in high-impact scientific journals such Science, Current Biology, Developmental Cell, Plant Cell, as well as discussed in several reviews and international meetings. In 2013, Dr. Moubayidin joined the John Innes Centre (United Kingdom) as a post-doc, to start studying gynoecium development as a tool for symmetry establishment and transition. She has provided the first molecular mechanism of a bilateral-to-radial symmetry transition during plant organogenesis, publishing and discussing her discoveries in several journals such as Current Biology, Genes & Development, New Phytologist, and others, as well as during national and international meetings.
Dr. Laila Moubayidin research interests are Plant organogenesis, cell division, cell differentiation, symmetry establishment, root development, gynoecium development, radial symmetry, bilateral symmetry, hormones, genetics,