Elena G. Orellano
Dr. Orellano is graduated in Biochemistry and PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Rosario, Argentina. Currently she is a professor of Molecular Biology course in the Department of Biological Sciences at the same University. The main focus of her research work is to understand the molecular basis of bacterial pathogenicity during plant-pathogen interactions, using as a models the phytopathogens Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato. One of the subjects of her studies is the characterization of blue light and red light bacterial photoreceptors and their involvement in the bacterial physiology and in the pathogenicity process.